This morning the Federal Circuit issued a “Public Advisory Restricting Access to the National Courts Building,” which puts in place restrictions effective at noon Eastern time today. The Advisory indicates these restrictions “will help promote the safety and health of both court staff and members of the public conducting court business.”
Most notably, the Advisory limits access to oral arguments and hearings to three groups: parties, their attorneys, and credentialed members of the press: “On scheduled argument and hearing days, only (a) arguing counsel and parties with a scheduled in-person hearing and (b) credentialed members of the press will be permitted in the National Courts Building.”
More generally, the Advisory indicates “[a]ll members of the public will be prohibited from entering the National Courts Building unless pre-authorized by court staff and then only as necessary to conduct or to support essential functions.”
For all the details, read the Advisory.