Computer virus still crippling Philly courts and their online systems

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Lawyers gather in the hallway at Philadelphia City Hall that houses the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. A computer virus has shut down the court's website. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

Lawyers gather in the hallway at Philadelphia City Hall that houses the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. A computer virus has shut down the court's website. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

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It’s been nearly a month since Philadelphia’s First Judicial District shut down the court websites after a virus threatened the computer systems. And it’s caused chaos for the thousands of people — judges, lawyers, and their clients — who rely on the website and its electronic filing and docketing system to access critical court documents. Max Marin, reporter for WHYY’s Billy Penn, explains why it still isn’t fixed.

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