The Supreme Court will continue to operate at least through next Friday, October 4, even if much of the rest of the government shuts down because of an impasse in Congress over the federal budget.

The Court posted this announcement on its website Friday: “In the event of a lapse of appropriations, the Court will continue to conduct its normal operations through October 4. The Court building will be open to the public during its usual hours. Further notice will be provided in the event a lapse of appropriations continues beyond October 4.”

The Justices are to meet Monday morning in the first private Conference since the summer recess, a week before the Term is scheduled to open formally on Monday, October 7.

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