The government shutdown has ended, at least until Feb. 15. That’s good news for the federal judiciary, but there are still some lasting effects in court cases, particularly in immigration courts where backlogs are intensifying.

After the shutdown began Dec. 22, the Department of Justice requested delays in pending civil cases and immigration courts canceled thousands of hearings. The federal judiciary continued most operations, however, by tapping court fees and other funding sources. To read more….


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