The Supreme Court is staying open for oral arguments next week, despite the federal government shutdown.
With cases set for argument beginning the famed First Monday of October, and with absolutely no sign of progress in keeping the overall government open, court officials declared that:
"The Court will continue to conduct its normal operations through October 11. The Court building will be open to the public during its usual hours, and the Court will hear the scheduled oral arguments. A further update will be provided in the event the lapse of appropriations continues beyond October 11."