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Lawsuits filed by federal workers over the shutdown continue to stack up — by my count, there are nine so far (six in Federal Claims, three in DC federal court). Previously on how long this sort of litigation can take: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
The ones in DC are getting more attention now because they raise challenges to the constitutionality of how workers are being treated during the shutdown, and are being handled more swiftly — see yesterday on the judge denying temporary restraining orders: buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
But the ones in Federal Claims are also really significant because they could end up costing the US government a lot of money the longer the shutdown goes on — in litigation over the 2013 shutdown, federal workers won damages *on top of* whatever backpay they got
So the more federal employees the administration brings back to work without pay, and then the more time this all goes on, those are all claims that accrue alleging violations of federal labor law
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