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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 7, 2013

The Justice Department issued a directive saying U.S. attorneys will continue to handle criminal cases without interruption during the government shutdown, but most civil prosecutions and immigration courts are to be “curtailed or postponed.” According to the Commercial Appeal, U.S attorney’s offices are operating at 63 percent of their normal staffing levels, counting lawyers and non-lawyers.