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3/31/20 - USDC General Order No. 20-4, CARES Act Provisions for Criminal Proceedings

3/20/20 - Coronavirus Tax Relief Legislative

USDC General Order No. 20-4, CARES Act

Provisions for Criminal Proceedings

In response to the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease  (COVID-19) in the United States, the Congress has passed and the  President has signed into law the CARES Act, H.R. 748, which authorizes  the use of video and telephone conferencing, under certain circumstances  and with the consent of the defendant, for a number of criminal  proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency. The Judicial Conference of  the United States has adopted a finding that emergency conditions exist  that materially affect the functioning of the federal court generally.  To facilitate the use of the emergency procedures authorized by the  CARES Act, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the  Eastern District of Louisiana has issued COVID-19 General Order No. 20-4 for the Court. 


The public is encouraged to visit the Court's website, www.laed.uscourts.gov, often for additional information and for updates. 

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