Tuesday, April 12, 2011
BANKRUPTCY COURTS PREPARED TO RUN FOR TWO WEEKS IF GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN
If Congress is unable to agree on the continued funding of government before April 8th, the Judiciary is prepared to use non-appropriated fees to keep the courts running for up to two weeks, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Once that funding is exhausted, however, federal courts would limit operation to essential activities per their own contingency plans. For the federal bankruptcy courts, this would mean limiting activities to those functions necessary and essential to continue the resolution of cases. All other personnel services would be suspended.