Federal courts in the United States may temporarily stop working in two weeks. The reason is the lack of budget funding against the background of the continuation of the partial shutdown of the US government.
According to the newspaper The New York Times, in early February will be frozen salary payments to employees of the judiciary. Now in the courts, significantly cutting transport costs and the hiring of new employees. At the same time, according to the administrative Department of the courts, private lawyers appointed by the courts have been working for free since December last year.
Recall, the activities of the US government partially suspended from December 22, 2018. The reason for “the shutdown” was the lack of budget – the Republicans and Democrats are unable to agree on the parameters of the provisional state budget. In it, we will remind, the President of the United States Donald trump and the Republicans want to include more than $ 5 billion that will be spent on the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. The Democrats opposed the allocation of such large funds from the state Treasury for this project.