US Federal Courts Hit With Nationwide Phone Outage

By Mike LaSusa (September 17, 2020, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Federal courts across the U.S. were hit Thursday with an unidentified glitch that took out part of the judiciary's phone system as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to deepen reliance on telecommunications for a large volume of legal business.

The court system announced the outage around noon Eastern time Thursday, and it did not appear to be resolved by Friday afternoon.

David Sellers, a spokesperson for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, told Law360 Thursday that it was not immediately clear what caused the outage, but that it did not affect courtroom proceedings or operations.

However, on Friday, Sellers told...

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