The closure has reached epic proportions, becoming the longest in U.S. history. In this Instant Insights, we look at how it’s affecting lawyers and law students.
Christine Simmons | January 11, 2019
Legal Industry first quarter financial results may see a dent as court appearances and deals fall prey to political gridlock.
Karen Sloan | January 08, 2019
Those who planned to extern at federal agencies affected by the closures must decide whether to hold out hope for the government to reopen, find new externships or just take classes instead.
Tom McParland | January 02, 2019
The lawsuit claims the government's refusal to pay essential employees who must work during the ongoing government shutdown violates the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mike Scarcella | January 10, 2019
Federal trial and appellate judges are grappling with requests from U.S. agencies to postpone cases, and new lawsuits are mounting that challenge the Trump administration's moves forcing federal employees to work without pay.
Mike Scarcella | January 11, 2019
Lawsuit says air traffic controllers "have been forced to continue performing their duties—duties essential to the ongoing function of this country—without any pay whatsoever."
Amanda Bronstad | January 03, 2019
U.S. District Judge Dan Polster of Ohio also added two more bellwether cases for discovery to go forward.
Mike Scarcella | January 07, 2019
"In an effort to achieve this goal, courts have been asked to delay or defer non-mission critical expenses, such as new hires, non-case related travel, and certain contracts," the federal judiciary said Monday.
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