If you have been following the Minnesota news, you know that the Minnesota state government is going to shut down on July 1 because of lack of funding. Only essential services will remain open. This includes prisons, state mental hospital, and, fortunately, aid to local governments.
For now, the Minnesota court system is deemed “essential.” This means that at least for the month of July, 2011, the court system will remain open. No one is sure what will happen after July. It is reasonably certain that after July, essential court activities will still occur – criminal court, for example. It is unclear what will happen with other court functions.
But for now, if you are scheduled to go to trial in July, its still on.