Sequester and the Judiciary
Andrew Cohen at The Atlantic has an excellent article on the impact of the sequester on the federal judiciary. Already there are layoffs and furloughs at federal defenders' offices and courts are reducing staff. Law enforcement is also taking a hit.
The Federal Times reports 21,000 court employees could be affected.
U.S. marshals, who furnish courthouse security, and federal prosecutors face furloughs of up to 14 days by the end of September.
There are some exemptions: "Like members of Congress, judges cannot be furloughed. Also exempted are law clerks and other “chambers” staff employees."
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