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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.

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Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Dec. 14, 2017. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM

Federal trial and appellate courts are grappling ever more with requests from U.S. government agencies to postpone cases as the Trump administration’s partial government shutdown enters record-setting territory for the number of days employees have been kept from their offices or forced to work without pay.

Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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