Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last updated October 18, 2018) Several county courthouses in Florida closed due to Hurricane Michael – a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10, 2018, and caused catastrophic damage – and some have remained closed, according to a list of court closures on …Continue reading "Hurricane Michael Causes Court Closures in Florida"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated 9/13/2018 10:45 AM PT) Hurricane Florence – a powerful hurricane expected to make landfall in the southeastern United States early on Friday, September 14, 2018 – is the first major storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season and is causing several court closures in the Carolinas, …Continue reading "Hurricane Florence Causing Court Closures in Southeastern United States"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn (Last Updated October 19, 2017) The Superior Court of Sonoma County located in Santa Rosa, California has been closed since Monday, October 9, 2017, due to massive wildfires devastating many parts of the Wine Country north of San Francisco Bay that have burned for over a week with the help of strong …Continue reading "Sonoma County Courts Closed Due to Wildfires in California Wine County"
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 …Continue reading "Hurricane Irma Closes Courts in Florida"
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 …Continue reading "Hurricane Harvey Closes Courts in Texas and Louisiana"
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 …Continue reading "Winter Storm Stella Closes Courts in Northeast Due to Blizzard Warnings"
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 …Continue reading "Sonoma County CA Court Workers Go on Strike"
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 Strike Ends after Clerks Approve New Contract"
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 "Santa Clara County Court Officials Detail Possible Impact of Strike by Hundreds of Clerks"
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 …Continue reading "Federal and State Courts Closed on Memorial Day"