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Associated Press 21 May 2020

Texas court holds jury trial via videoconferencing


A court in the Dallas suburbs this week held what is believed to be the first American jury trial conducted over online video. (May 22)

A court in Texas is making work-from-home history by holding what is believed to be the first jury trial on Zoom. The trial, a civil lawsuit over hail and wind property damage, began Monday in Collin County, as courts throughout the country continue scaling back in-person proceedings in the wake of the coronavirus. More than two dozen potential jurors logged onto the videoconferencing app for jury selection, which was live-streamed on YouTube, Reuters reported.
The U.S. Supreme Court is holding oral arguments via teleconference and allowed the public to listen in for the first time in history. Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, joined CBSN to discuss the significance.
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As the Supreme Court held oral arguments by telephone over a case involving robocalls, a toilet was heard flushing in the background on an unmuted line.

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