The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will continue to operate as usual during a lapse in appropriations in order to resolve cases and controversies as mandated by the Constitution and statutes. The Court will docket new cases, receive documents for filing, determine motions, hear cases on submission and by argument as scheduled, and decide cases for the duration of the appropriations lapse. CM/ECF will remain operational and supported at all times.
Cases scheduled to be heard during this period will go forward unless the panel for a case directs otherwise. All filing deadlines must be met.
Government attorneys asserting their inability to attend argument or comply with a filing deadline due to the shutdown must file a motion to submit the case on the briefs, continue argument, or suspend the deadline. Federal agencies are expected to timely respond to emergency or expedited matters.