No matter what happens next with the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Supreme Court will be open for business Monday, adhering to its tradition of ignoring the vicissitudes of the other branches of government.

For an institution that almost never shuts down—even when blizzards shutter other federal buildings—a government-wide shutdown is a “non-event,” retired Supreme Court clerk William Suter said in an interview Saturday. “The court marches on.”

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