Courts to Remain Open Through Oct. 17

Although a federal budget impasse has not yet been resolved in Congress, federal courts will remain open through Oct. 17 and possibly Oct. 18, the Department of Justice announced today. "When no funding mechanism was in place on Oct. 1, 2013, the Judiciary projected that fee income and no-year appropriated funds would enable court operations to continue for 10 business days," the department says in a website update today. The ABA Journal has more.