A partial shutdown of the federal government shutdown is now in day eight. There doesnt appear to be a resolution in sight which leaves over 800,000 federal employees out of work. That includes people at the U.S. Attorney Generals office in Detroit. Today we talk with Barbara McQuade , U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Thirty out of almost 200 people are furloughed at her office. Thats having an impact on the litigation mission of our office. Most of our criminal litigators are still here handling criminal cases, but its our civil docket thats really taking a hit, said McQuade . Our people are working without pay, which is having a big impact, as you can image, on morale. The people that are furloughed are not being paid, but even the people who are here working are not being paid. Listen to the full interview above.