The U.S. Tax Court remains closed as the partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, 2018, becomes the longest in U.S. history. The U.S. Tax Court shut down on December 28, but trial sessions for the week of January 14 are expected to proceed as scheduled.
U.S. Tax Court
However, during the week of January 28, 2019, the trial sessions scheduled in the following cities are canceled:
– El Paso, Texas – Judge Elizabeth A. Copeland;
– Los Angeles, California – Judge Patrick J. Urda;
– New York, New York – Judge Joseph H. Gale;
– Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Special Trial Judge Diana L. Leyden;
– San Diego, California – Special Trial Judge Peter J. Panuthos; and
– Lubbock, Texas – Judge Elizabeth A. Copeland.
The Judiciary, overseeing most federal courts, is expected to remain in operation through January 18. Currently, federal courts are operating by using court feel balances and other “no-year” funds, according to the Judiciary’s website. Further, some federal courts have issued orders suspending or postponing certain civil cases.