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Justice’s Wheels Slowed As Shutdown Hits Courts

The government shutdown is slowing the wheels of justice in federal courts by delaying civil cases, forcing prosecutors to operate with skeleton staffs and raising uncertainty about the system’s immediate future if the stalemate continues past Thursday.


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More Criminal Charges Filed Against Kwame Brown Following Resignation From DC Council

Former Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia Kwame Brown, after resigning from his post, was charged Thursday with the misdemeanor of making unlawful cash campaign expenditures and aiding and abetting.