Federal courts closed in mourning for ex-President Ford Jeannie Shawl at 8:15 AM ET
[JURIST] Federal courts are closed Tuesday under a proclamation [text] issued last week appointing Tuesday as a National Day of Mourning for former US President Gerald R. Ford [official profile; Ford Library timeline], who died [JURIST report] last week at the age of 93. President Bush ordered [text] most federal offices to be closed Tuesday as a mark of respect for Ford, though some Justice Department offices will remain open, as will other federal offices the operation of which is deemed necessary for national security reasons.
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