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Buck
04-08-2011, 08:12 PM
welp?

Direckshun
04-08-2011, 08:13 PM
I believe the courts continue unperturbed.

Hog Farmer
04-08-2011, 08:13 PM
First in with DUH!

Buck
04-08-2011, 08:14 PM
I believe the courts continue unperturbed.

Even Civil cases?

LiveSteam
04-08-2011, 08:15 PM
I just want my god dam tax return. I give a rats ass about football right now.

Direckshun
04-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Even Civil cases?

Will federal courts continue to operate?

It depends on the length of the shutdown. During past government shutdowns, courts continued to operate using funds from court fees and funds leftover from previous years. Some courts declined to start new civil trials during the shutdown. However, if there is a prolonged shutdown, the courts may run out of funds and be forced to close.

No clear answer, apparently it's situational. The less essential cases are put on the backburner. I imagine the Judiciary will be raiding their rainy day fund to make sure a civil case involving a billion dollar industry gets heard.

But if the shutdown goes on for an unprecedented length, and by that we're talking months (longest shutdown was 21 days, in '96), it's likely that civil court cases will have to be put on hold.