See today’s press release from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts entitled “Shutdown, Holdup for the Courts.” The release states that U.S. Attorneys are filing motions for stays of civil litigation throughout the nation. And, the release also observes that those motions are being granted in some cases, and denied in others.
I have had one such a motion. It was filed in a very high-profile case against the government in another district. I am handling the case by designation because the local judges recused themselves. I denied the motion.
And, the band plays on.*
*The Titanic’s eight musicians continued to play on the deck even as the ship was going down.