Update (April 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm):
The Federal Circuit issued a revised announcement changing only the date of Judge Moore’s succession, from May 21 to May 22.
This afternoon the Federal Circuit announced that one month from today, on May 21, 2021, Judge Moore will succeed Judge Prost as the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit. The court highlighted that Judge Prost will continue to serve the court as an active judge following the conclusion of her term as Chief Judge. Notably, Judge Prost has served as the court’s Chief Judge since May 31, 2014, and so she will step down from her position as Chief Judge ten days short of the full seven-year term allowed by statute. Here is the text of today’s announcement, which includes a link to a more full description of the transition.
The Honorable Kimberly A. Moore will become Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on May 21, 2021. She will succeed the Honorable Sharon Prost who has served as Chief Judge since May 31, 2014. The full announcement is available on the court’s website.