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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by TheHill.com:

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to pay employees during the government shutdown, according to reports.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said only Congress can appropriate funds, adding that “the Judiciary is not, and cannot be, just another source of leverage,” MSNBC reported.

The article goes on to state the following:

Leon, according to The Washington Post, said it would be “profoundly irresponsible to issue an order that would result in thousands of employees staying home from work.”

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