Judiciary Operating Status

Judiciary Operating Status

January 16, 2019

 

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has revised its original estimate regarding the Judiciary’s operational status.  The Judiciary will sustain paid operations through January 25, 2019.

If existing funds run out and new appropriated funds do not become available, the Judiciary will operate under the terms of the Anti-Deficiency Act, which allows “essential work” to continue during a lapse in appropriations. This mission-critical work includes activities to support the exercise of the courts’ constitutional powers under Article III, specifically the resolution of cases and related services. Each court would determine the staff necessary to support its mission-critical work. 

Additional information about the Judiciary’s Shutdown Plans and Operating Status can be found here: