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U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan wiped away a default judgment against the D.C. court system, but there may be more fireworks to come in a case brought by three court-appointed lawyers and an investigator. Angry over the court system’s persistent delays in paying them for defense work under the Criminal Justice Act, the lawyers are seeking interest on back pay. They have deposed former Executive Officer Ulysses Hammond and Acting Executive Anne Wicks, and Gary Sidell and Steven Polin indicated at the hearing that they want to depose the judges who sit on the courts’ Joint Committee on Judicial Administration. Jack Simmons III, an assistant corporation counsel who is defending the courts, argued that questioning judges is unnecessary. Sullivan warned the parties to stop bickering and get down to business, then proceeded to vacate the default ruling.

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