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Long federal shutdown could effect U.S. Courts in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A prolonged government shutdown could have an impact on federal courts in Youngstown.

According to a memo issued by Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren, Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Ohio, the courts will be able to continue operations for an estimated ten days.

The Judge says all hearings and trials will go forward as scheduled for now.

However, Judge Morgenstern-Clarren describes the financial impact of a long-term government shutdown as "grim".

Chief Judge Solomon Oliver Jr., who presides over federal courts that handle criminal and civil cases on the Northern Ohio District, faces a similar scenario.

Judge Oliver tells 21 news that for the first ten days, the court in the Northern District of Ohio will operate at full capacity because of previously allocated funds and fees generated by the court.

If the shutdown lasts longer than ten days, the courts would only perform essential duties using essential personnel.

Judge Oliver says  it has yet to be determined who those"essential" personnel are, and what is the nature of essential work.

The U.S. Marshals will continue to provide security at all court locations.

 

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