Fulfilling the wishes of defendants everywhere, it appears this stupid government shutdown may mean the federal court system just stops:
Following a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal Judiciary will remain open for business for approximately 10 business days. On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary will reassess its situation and provide further guidance. All proceedings and deadlines remain in effect as scheduled, unless otherwise advised. Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) will remain in operation for the electronic filing of documents with courts.CM/ECF will still be operational? Can we ask
Not sure what this means for speedy trials etc.
Actually, I kinda like our federal judges (most of them anyway) and we should probably keep them and their loyal hardworking staff since we sorta need them to effectuate justice and right wrongs and all that.
But important question -- what does Justice Scalia think of all this?
In an appearance Wednesday at Tufts University, Scalia said it's "not my business" whether it was worth shutting down the government in the battle over the new health-care law. “ . . . Scalia said he had not lost any staff so far as a result of the shutdown and it has not affected his ability to work.At the end of the day, I guess that is all that really matters.