Monday, April 30, 2007
Downtown Courts to Remain Open During Protest
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Courts downtown will remain open during tomorrow’s “Great American Boycott” marches in support of immigration rights, officials said Friday.
While police and transportation officials have estimated that the number of marchers will meet or exceed the estimated 400,000 who participated last year, the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, and Court of Appeal operations at the Ronald Reagan Building will operate on normal schedules.
Court officials suggested, however, that attorneys recognize the difficulties inherent in travel in the area during the march, which is set to begin at Olympic and Broadway around 10 a.m. and continue to City Hall.
They urged attorneys to consider filing documents today rather than tomorrow, or to wait until Wednesday if the filing would still be timely.
Superior Court officials said that attorneys with questions may contact Central Civil Senior Administrator Art Acevedo at 213-974-5201 or Central Criminal Senior Administrator Susan Cichy at 213-974-6151.
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