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2014 Funding Lapse Update

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Judiciary has severely restricted spending from fee and other accounts not tied to Congressional fiscal year allocations in the period since October 1. As a result our court continues to operate with the available fund balances through October 17 or 18. As previously announced, once those funds are exhausted we will continue to exercise the judicial function of the United States in conformity with the Anti Deficiency Act. At that time we will implement our plan to continue operations including, at least initially, accepting new cases, receiving pleadings in pending cases and resolving disputes through the judicial process. Until further notice the electronic filing and docketing system (CMECF) will remain operational, deadlines will remain in place and all matters will be heard as scheduled.
David R. Duncan
Chief Judge