If you have to ask, it's probably closed. As a major snow storm picked up around the metropolitan Washington region this morning, government workers (and many others) prepared for a day at home.
The federal government is closed. The U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia are closed. The U.S. District Courts in Maryland are closed, although according to the courts' website one civil trial before U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore will proceed as scheduled. The federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., is closed.
Lawyers can still file documents with the courts electronically, but case processing – assigning case numbers and judges to new cases, for instance – won't take place until the courts and clerks' offices reopen.
The District of Columbia's local courts, along with the city government, are closed for the day. There will be no arraignments or juvenile new referrals at D.C. Superior Court, although an emergency judge is available if needed.
Although the federal government is closed, the U.S. Senate judiciary committee was still scheduled to go ahead with an oversight hearing for the U.S. Department of Justice this morning.