Bonds trial would not be stopped by shutdown

BY foxsports • April 8, 2011

Even if the federal government shut down, it wouldn't stop jurors from deliberating in the Barry Bonds trial.

Lynn Fuller, a federal court spokeswoman in San Francisco, said Friday that trials won't be affected even if the government is shuttered.

Jurors completed their first day of deliberations Friday in the government's false statements case against Bonds, then broke for the weekend. Deliberations will resume Monday.

A statement on the U.S. District Courts website said that if funding runs out, ''the federal court system faces serious disruptions'' and would limit ''activities to those functions necessary and essential to continue the resolution of cases.''

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