A trio of lawsuits challenging the legality of the recently ended partial government shutdown were themselves shut down, at least for the moment, by Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Further consideration of the lawsuits—which have been consolidated by the judge—will resume at a Feb. 22 hearing on the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, Leon said in an order issued after a Jan. 31 status conference. The Feb. 22 hearing likely would be canceled or changed to a status hearing if President Donald Trump and members of Congress agree on funding for...