Your Federal Courts Will Probably Close Around October 15th!

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 Steve the system to issue orders too?

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?

Not much:
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.


  1. Corporations have been trying to starve the federal courts for decades. They have finally succeeded.

  2. SFL, just appeared in probate on behalf of a partner's young lover. She has a nice inheritance. Anyhow, the whole floor smells of death and urine. Went to the bathroom 3rd flood and peed, noticed the Window was a BIT LOW. Saw a homeless guy waving at me from the metro rail and throwing a bug thumbs up. Any suggestion where I can pee without being on display when I have to cross the river Styx?

  3. No big deal really if the courts close. We can always always conduct trials on Facebook and by twitter.

    Courts might close but the NSA is still chipping away at our privacy one subpoena at a time.


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