Friday, October 4, 2013
From Bloomberg/BNA/U.S. Law Week:
Posted October 4, 2013, 3:19 P.M. ET
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on its website Oct. 4 that it will continue operating as usual through Oct. 11, despite the federal government shutdown.
Oral arguments for the October Term are set to begin Oct. 7 as scheduled, and the court building will be open to the public during its usual hours, it said. However, the court made no assurances for operations beyond Oct. 11 if the congressional stalemate over federal funding continues past that date.
Karen Redmond, a public information officer with the Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts, which oversees all federal court operations, told BNA Oct. 4 that the federal judiciary is still
expecting to continue normal operations through Oct. 15 using already-collected fees. (82 U.S.L.W. 485, 10/1/13). It will reassess its capabilities after that date if the shutdown is still in effect.