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Federal courts closed in mourning for ex-President Ford

[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.

Ford's state funeral [AP report; official press releases] is set for Tuesday morning in Washington, DC. AP has more.

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