Did the Government Shutdown Delay Your Case?

    View Authors February 2019
    The recent shutdown of the federal government was the longest ever. The recovery may be slow, and there may still be another shutdown coming soon, since Congress only enacted a continuing resolution through February 281. The shutdown has had severe consequences across the nation, of course. Against those broad harms, the fact that many civil cases against the Government has been delayed may be a minor effect. But for some cases and clients, these delays can be quite important. In this essay partner Keith Bradley discusses how counsel can try to minimize the effects of shutdown-induced delay, or take advantage of it.