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Shut down or not, Guam federal court open for business

U.S. District Court for Guam and the Marianas Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood announces that the court on Guam, along with the rest of the federal judiciary, will remain open despite the ongoing federal government shutdown and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through Feb.9, 2018, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation. Most proceedings and deadlines will occur as scheduled. In cases where an attorney from an Executive Branch agency is not working because of the shutdown. Hearing and filing dates may be rescheduled. Electronic filing of documents through the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) also will remain in operation. Questions or concerns regarding District Court of Guam operations during a government shutdown may be addressed to Charles White, Chief Deputy Clerk at or (671) 988-9031.


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