Federal court to re-assess closure possibility after Oct. 17

By Kyle Barnett | Oct 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. District Court of Eastern Louisiana has announced that it will remain open until at least Thursday, Oct. 17, but will have to reassess operations after that date.

The Court earlier announced it would remain open for at least two weeks following what at the time was an anticipated government shutdown. Now that the shutdown has exceeded two weeks the Court had extended days of operation by three until this Thursday when it will reassess the situation.

Notably, that is the same day that the federal government will go into default if a budget bill has not yet been passed by Congress and signed by the president.

Unless other wise noted the federal judiciary will remain open for business through Thursday, Oct. 17 including electronic filing of documents with the court. Potential jurors and grand jurors are required to report to the court.

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