In the evolving coronavirus situation (see our prior posts here), SDNY has yet again tightened courthouse restrictions, with a new set of protocols effective tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.  In-person criminal matters are limited to new arrests, arraignments, bail appeals, and emergency matters, and spectators “will be required to sit in designated seats in order

In an Order yesterday, Chief Judge McMahon, going beyond last week’s order, limited courthouse access to, essentially, those that have a concrete reason to be there in person.  Specifically, the Order allows only for the following groups to enter the courthouse:

  • Persons who have been ordered to appear by any judge of the Southern