Tag Archives: court closures

Hurricane Irma Closes Courts in Florida

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated September 18, 2017)

Federal courthouses in Southern Florida are reopening after closures caused by Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday, September 10, 2017, according to the United States Courthouse website. Federal courthouses in Key West, Florida, and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands remain closed until further notice. Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Closes Courts in Texas and Louisiana

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated September 18, 2017)

Along with tragic deaths, catastrophic flooding, and widespread damage caused by Hurricane Harvey – a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 25, 2017 – courts affected by the tropical storm in Texas and Louisiana were closed for several days but all have now reopened, according to a notice from the USCourts.gov website. Continue reading

Winter Storm Stella Closes Courts in Northeast Due to Blizzard Warnings

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Winter Storm Stella, which The Weather Channel reports is “hammering the Northeast with heavy snow, intensifying winds, even some accumulating ice,” and led to blizzard warnings in parts of nine states from Pennsylvania to Maine, has also caused many court closures in the areas affected by the massive storm. Continue reading

Sonoma County CA Court Workers Go on Strike

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Sonoma County (CA) Superior Court workers have gone on strike after claiming contract negotiations broke down over pay and working conditions, as approximately 100 members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local No. 1021 carried picket signs and chanted slogans in front of the Hall of Justice in Santa Rosa, California, according to a report from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Continue reading

Santa Clara County Court Strike Ends after Clerks Approve New Contract

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Operations at Santa Clara County Courts in California have returned to normal after striking employees voted “overwhelmingly” to approve a new contract and return to work, ending a walkout by over 300 court workers that began August 3, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Continue reading

Santa Clara County Court Officials Detail Possible Impact of Strike by Hundreds of Clerks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A statement released by Santa Clara County (California) Court Officials details how the courts might be impacted by a planned strike by hundreds of court clerks on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, according to a document available on The San Jose Mercury News website. Continue reading

Federal and State Courts Closed on Memorial Day

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Federal and state courts in the United States will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day, the federal holiday in the U.S. created for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces which is observed every year on the last Monday of May. For a schedule of federal court holidays for 2016, click here. Continue reading

Winter Storm Juno Closes Courts in Several States

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

With the National Weather Service issuing blizzard warnings for Winter Storm Juno from New Jersey to Maine, courts in several states in the northeast will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Courts will be closed due to Winter Storm Juno in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New JerseyNew York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. For the latest weather updates on Winter Storm Juno, please visit http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-juno-blizzard-boston-nyc-new-england. Continue reading