Sequestration: A Tale Of Unrequited Patriotism

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 4:35 PM EST) -- Sequestration is slated to start Jan. 2, 2013. Under the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the Office of Management and Budget must trim $1.2 trillion evenly from the budgets of civilian agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense from 2013 through 2021, an annual reduction of $109 billion.

In a report issued on Sept. 14, the OMB started that process, providing initial estimates of what, exactly, would be sequestered from discretionary programs (i.e. nonentitlements) in the 2013 budget, including approximately $54 billion spread...
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