Federal Courts Get $51M Boost In Deal To End Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The under-the-wire budget deal Congress reached Wednesday to end the government shutdown and avoid a national debt default also threw a bone to the federal judiciary, in the form of $51 million in restored funding.

While the amount falls far short of this year’s massive sequestration cuts to court funding and could still be dropped in future negotiations, the extra funds would be a needed boost for federal public defenders.

The budget, as it stands in the bill signed by President Barack Obama late Wednesday evening,...
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