Government Shutdown Could Affect Federal Courts, U.S. Attorney’s Offices

If Congress and the Trump Administration can’t come to an agreement on a budget by midnight tonight, the federal government could shut down, closing the U.S. Justice Department and potentially affecting the local legal community, The Tennessean reports. Federal district courts have the funding to remain open for approximately three weeks, after which they could eventually close. The U.S. Attorney’s offices will operate only with “essential” personnel, according to a spokesperson for the office in the Middle District of Tennessee.
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