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Northern District of Texas

David C. Godbey, Chief Judge
Karen Mitchell, Clerk of Court

Authority to Use Video and Teleconferencing Technologies in Certain Criminal Proceedings will Expire on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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The authority to use video and teleconferencing technologies in certain criminal proceedings under § 15002(b) of the CARES Act will expire on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Thereafter, courts will return to pre-pandemic practices and may use video or teleconferencing technologies only pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or any relevant statutes that applied before the CARES Act.