Supreme Court and Solicitor General’s Office Not Stopped by Shutdown

Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court and the solicitor general's office are ready for opening day of the court's new term on Monday, the Blog of the Legal Times reports. The high court announced it will "continue to conduct its normal operations" at least through Oct. 11, drawing from available funds as has the rest of the federal judiciary. None of the nearly 500 court employees has been furloughed. It is unclear what will happen if the shutdown lingers beyond Oct. 11, especially if it continues beyond Oct. 16, the final day of the court's first cycle of arguments.