This is not just a lawsuit against the government for shutting down, this is a lawsuit to recover compensation for 400k people who were forced to work without pay. In past shutdowns, employees were all furloughed - this time that has not entirely been the case. Do you think it’d be ok with you if I had you work for me and I didn’t pay you? That doesn’t sound right to you? Well it isn’t right in this case either. Those federal employees deserve compensation for the work they do. Simple as that. Don’t be fooled by the political smoke and mirrors. These are real people and their livelihoods are at stake.