On Friday, the Federal Circuit and Court of Federal Claims entered a joint order modifying their prior order of March 16, which limited access to the National Courts Building complex. The Federal Circuit also issued an announcement with additional information related to the order. Here are the details.
As of today, June 29, at noon Eastern time, the courts are allowing judges, special masters, law clerks, chambers staff, court staff, and interns, among others listed in the relevant order, into the building after presenting the appropriate identifying credentials.
Most notably, however, other people may now submit requests for access, and those requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours beforehand. Access requests may be submitted to the Federal Circuit Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The courts indicated these restrictions remain in effect until August 14, 2020, unless modified by a subsequent order.