Happy Friday from Avalon and Brad, and welcome to another round-up of the week’s news about the judiciary. Lawmakers are looking to avert a government shutdown, but what happens with the federal courts if those efforts fail? We’re taking a look at that question. Plus, it was a big week for Third Circuit nominations. We’ll walk you through where Biden’s picks for the Philadelphia-based court stand.

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The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse. The E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse, home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

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