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Federal judge issues order keeping court employees at work

By Scott Zoltan, KECI Reporter, szoltan@keci.com
Published On: Oct 10 2013 06:29:24 PM MDT
Updated On: Oct 10 2013 08:50:46 PM MDT
MISSOULA, Mont. -

On Thursday, a Montana Federal Judge issued an order that keeps all Montana’s federal court workers employed during the government shutdown. However, the workers will stop getting paid when funds run out, which is projected to happen next week.

The courts will have to pay employees who continue to show up to work retroactively, after a budget comes through.

The order was issued by Chief Judge Dana Christensen, and it outlines what work is “essential.” That work includes work to resolve court cases and respond to emergencies.

Folks looking to read a copy of the order can click here.