Courts Buy Time But Brace For Impact As Shutdown Lingers

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The federal court system announced Thursday it had found enough money to extend operations through Oct. 17, but experts warned that civil litigation could see a major slowdown if the government remains closed beyond that day and forces more judges to stay more cases and furlough workers.

In a memo issued Wednesday to all federal judges, executives and others in the judiciary, U.S. District Judge John Bates, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, said "bare-bones" frugality has saved enough money to keep the...
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