April 8, 2011, - 2:37 pm
While it unfortunately looks like the Obama feds and the GOP leaders will come to some sort of compromise to avoid a government shutdown, today, I received the e-mail below from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. According to the e-mail, after two weeks of a shutdown, filing federal civil lawsuits would be “severely impacted.” And that’s bad because . . . ?
Not Such a Bad Thing
Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM
Subject: Impact of Federal Government Shut Down on the Eastern District of MI – USDC
Dear Deborah Schlussel, During the first two weeks of a shutdown of the Federal Government, we do not anticipate any significant impact on court operations or services in the Eastern District of Michigan. The Federal Judiciary has fee generated and other non-appropriated funds that will allow it to temporarily fund all court operations. In the event a shutdown lasts longer than two weeks, court operations and services may be severely impacted. Additional information will be provided if a lengthy shutdown occurs. The Bar and public should continue to monitor the Court’s website at http://www.mied.uscourts.gov where updates will be posted as needed. To reiterate, in the event of a general shutdown of the Federal Government, there will be no immediate change in Court hours or services unless otherwise noted. Please visit the attached link for the official national news release from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts website regarding a government shutdown. http://www.uscourts.gov/News/NewsView/11-04- 05/What_Happens_to_Courts_if_the_Federal_Government_Closes.aspx **PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL**
Hmmm . . . a temporary stoppage of the endless litigation explosion. Not such a bad thing.
Like the courts, there are many areas of the federal government that should be shut down for a long time until they are overhauled . . . like the borders and the rubber stampers at Citizenship and Immigration Services who repeatedly grant citizenship to Islamic terrorists and other malefactors.
A break from bidnezz as usual would not be such a bad thing.
Tags: budget, federal courts, government shut down, lawsuits