Previously we reported that the federal courts were to stay open until roughly October 15th, at which point they were going to figure out how to turn the whole darn thing off.
Now comes this great news:
The Judiciary will remain open for business through October 17, 2013. When no funding mechanism was in place on October 1, 2013, the Judiciary projected that fee income and no-year appropriated funds would enable court operations to continue for ten business days. The Judiciary has severely restricted spending during that period so that limited additional funding now exists. Spending rates and fund balances will continue to be monitored closely in hope that adequate funds may be available to allow courts to operate through the end of the work week – October 18.And you crybabies were worried about the government shutdown.
We're talking three more days!
(Then of course all hail breaks loose.)