US Courts Told To Brace For Spending Cuts

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 3:08 PM EST) -- To prepare for severe budget cuts, federal courts must immediately institute cost-saving measures and develop contingency plans for a possible government shutdown, according to a memo issued Wednesday by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Administrative Office Director James C. Duff urged judges to institute a hiring freeze for all but the most critical vacancies and to suspend bonuses and pay raises until a final spending bill is enacted for the 2011 fiscal year.

The continuing resolution recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives...
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