October 9, 2013

Court to Remain Open for Duration of Government Shutdown

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will continue normal operations for the duration of the current federal government shutdown.  In an order issued October 8, 2013, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski deemed court staff to be essential personnel needed to fulfill the court’s constitutional duty to continue to hear and resolve cases during the government shutdown.  Court operations will continue in their normal fashion.  The court will adhere to its published calendar of oral arguments.  Filing and noticing requirements will be in force, although the court may show flexibility when warranted by the circumstances.