State Bar President Calls Gov’t Shutdown a constitutional crisis as more courts close

By Rob Abruzzese

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle quoted Immediate Past President Miller on the federal government shutdown.

As the shutdown of the federal government continues with no end in sight, the president of the New York State Bar Association issued a statement on Monday that blasted the shutdown as a “dereliction of duty” and a “constitutional crisis.”

“The continuing government shutdown has become a constitutional crisis as federal courts across the country have cut back operations severely and, by later this week, will be forced to shut down entirely,” said Michael Miller, president of NYSBA.

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