Federal Judge Richard Kopf agrees with the Urban Dictionary definition of the word batshit: "a level of insanity that the word alone cannot justify," and believes that forcing further staff cuts would mean Congress has reached that level of insanity. He took to his blog to admonish Congress for the government shutdown, which has forced organizations to temporarily let go of "non-essential" employees. According to the judge, the sequester has already left the judiciary shorthanded, and every remaining employee of the branch should be considered an essential employee. Saying what many Americans are thinking, Judge Kopf urged readers to tell Congress to "go to hell," claiming, "it's the right thing to do."