Sequestration was bad enough. Court budgets were slashed to the bare minimum, setting the "wheels of justice" to permanent slow-motion. Fees for appointed attorneys were slashed and deferred, just to keep the budget from collapsing. Justice delayed, justice denied, and a bare-minimum court system barely struggling to meet speedy trial demands became the status quo.
Imagine how the courts feel now, with the shutdown ravaging the rank-and-file of the government in general, not to mention the courts, which have constitutionally-mandated duties, including a duty to handle criminal cases in a timely manner. The courts stretched their funds to last through Thursday, and perhaps Friday, but after that?