WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's federal courts have enough money to stay open at least through Oct. 17 if there is no resolution to the budget stalemate in Washington.
The courts' administrative office sent out a statement Thursday. It says the judiciary may be able to make it to the end of next week because of severe restrictions on spending imposed in anticipation of the government shutdown.
If the courts do run out of money, all non-essential work will end. A limited number of workers will perform essential work as determined by each court, while all others will be furloughed.
The Supreme Court has not announced its plans beyond Friday, but lawyers involved in arguments at the high court next week say they expect those sessions will take place.