The good news? The federal judiciary and federal defenders got an additional $51 million in the budget deal adopted yesterday to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. The bad news? The judicial branch took $350 million in sequestration cuts earlier this year. The BLT reports that the budget deal represents a $26 million annual increase over FY 2013 for federal defenders, and the remainder of the additional funding will pay the backlog of attorney fees under the Criminal Justice Act, which funds court-appointed private counsel. The funding levels should end the furloughs of federal defenders. The resolution sets funding levels for the whole year, but appropriates funds only through January 15. The House and Senate must negotiate funding levels beyond that point for the rest of the year.