Chief judge: Court strives for compassion in pandemic-related eviction cases

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 16, 2020 8:50 AM CT | Published: June 15, 2020 6:33 PM CT
<strong>Charles Belenky of Jewish Memphians for Social Justice leads a rally on the steps of the Judge D&rsquo;Army Bailey Courthouse on Monday, June 15, where court reopened in-person eviction proceedings after three months. The tenant advocates&nbsp;</strong><span><strong>were calling on judges to show mercy and on lawmakers to make laws fairer for tenants, and informing renters where they can seek legal and social help.</strong>&nbsp;</span>(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Charles Belenky of Jewish Memphians for Social Justice leads a rally on the steps of the Judge D’Army Bailey Courthouse on Monday, June 15, where court reopened in-person eviction proceedings after three months. The tenant advocates were calling on judges to show mercy and on lawmakers to make laws fairer for tenants, and informing renters where they can seek legal and social help. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

General Sessions Civil Court resumed in-person hearings Monday with nearly 300 eviction cases on the docket for the day. But don’t construe that to mean the court is like some “assembly line or factory,” the chief judge says.

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Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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