Bracing: As the shutdown drags on, the nation's chief judges are bracing for the moment the judiciary runs out of reserve funds. "We're all working through it, trying to figure out where we're going to go right now," Chief Judge Morrison England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California told The National Law Journal. The NLJ's complete coverage of the shutdown is here. Meanwhile, on the debt ceiling front, The New York Times reports: "Constitution May Give Obama Options to Raise Debt Ceiling."
Chasing: A Connecticut woman who allegedly used her car as a battering ram was fatally shot yesterday following a police chase. The Washington Post has coverage here and here, and The New York Times reports here. In The Los Angeles Times today: "When to shoot? Capitol shooting raises questions about force."
Financing: The Washington Post reports: "The very wealthy could play a much greater role in funding federal candidates and political parties if the Supreme Court rules that a key campaign finance restriction adopted after Watergate is unconstitutional." More on the U.S. Supreme Court: Here's NLJ coverage of the veteran advocates--and newcomers--set to argue in the coming weeks.
Tweeting: "Silicon Valley teams from Wilson Sonsini and Davis Polk have landed banner slots on the closely watched Twitter IPO," The Recorder reports. The Wall Street Journal reports here on Twitter's IPO.
Crowding: From The Wall Street Journal today: "Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White Thursday criticized attempts to encroach on the agency's independence, saying recent moves by Congress and the courts inappropriately circumvent the SEC's expertise and judgment."
Delaying: Deer Trail, a town in Colorado, has delayed a special election over hunting permits for drone aircraft. "Supporters of Deer Trail's proposal say it would make the town of 500 people a national attraction for gun enthusiasts and people skeptical of government surveillance," the report said.
Facing off: "Workplace disputes pepper the docket of cases the U.S. Supreme Court will take up during a nine-month term starting on Monday, with the justices having delivered a string of victories to businesses and employers in their last term," Reuters reports.