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Federal Circuit Issues Public Advisory For Live Audio Feed of Court Sessions

The Federal Circuit announced today that, beginning next month and until the courthouse reopens, the court will offer live audio streaming of all of its oral arguments on the court’s YouTube channel rather than via publicly-accessible telephone conference calls. Here is the text from today’s announcement.

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Federal Circuit Extends Access Restrictions to the Federal Courts Building

This morning, the Federal Circuit and the Court of Federal Claims issued a joint order extending limitations on access to the Federal Courts Building through April 30, 2021. The Federal Circuit also issued a notice with additional information related to the order. Here is the text from the court’s notice.

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Federal Circuit Announces Limited Electronic Filing System Availability on Saturday, March 27, 2021

Yesterday, the Federal Circuit announced that the court’s electronic filing system will be unavailable on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Eastern). Here is the text from the announcement.

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Breaking News – Judge Wallach to Take Senior Status

According to the U.S. Courts website and as just announced by the Federal Circuit itself, Federal Circuit Judge Evan J. Wallach will take senior status at the end of May, ending a nine-and-a-half year stint on the court. Notably, this will represent the court’s first judicial vacancy in six years, a relatively long span dating back prior to the Trump administration. Judge Wallach’s transition to senior status potentially provides the first of several vacancies for President Biden to fill. The Senate Judiciary Committee, now chaired by Senator Durbin, will likely play an important role in the selection and confirmation of Judge Wallach’s successor. For today, however, we highlight Judge Wallach’s service to the United States both prior to and after his appointment to the Federal Circuit.

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Federal Circuit Announces Updated Rules of Practice

This morning the Federal Circuit announced that an updated edition of the court’s rules are available on the court’s website. Here is the text of today’s announcement.

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Federal Circuit Announces Continued Extension of Access Restrictions for the National Courts Building

This morning, the Federal Circuit and the Court of Federal Claims issued another joint order extending limitations on access to the Federal Courts Building, this time extending the limitations until March 31, 2021. The Federal Circuit also issued a notice with additional information related to the order. Here is the text from the court’s notice.

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Federal Circuit Announces Expanded Availability of Oral Argument Live Audio Streaming

Today, the Federal Circuit announced that, starting with next month’s court session, it will begin offering a new live audio streaming program on the Federal Circuit’s new YouTube channel. Next month one oral argument will be streamed each day, but in April the court plans to live stream every oral argument using YouTube. Here is the text of today’s announcement.

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Federal Circuit Announces It is Inaccessible Today Due to Weather

This morning the Federal Circuit announced that due to weather it is inaccessible today and that nonelectronic filings due today will be deemed timely if received tomorrow. Here is the full text of today’s announcement.

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Federal Circuit Announces Court Operating Status for the Week of February 1, 2021

Late this afternoon the Federal Circuit announced that all telephonic hearings will proceed as scheduled next week, regardless of any inclement weather. Here is the text of the court’s announcement.

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Federal Circuit Amends Prior Notices Regarding Nonelectronic Filing and Submissions

Today, the Federal Circuit Clerk’s Office provided a notice advising the public that, while in-person filings are now available, the court encourages the filing of paper documents through the U.S. Postal Service. Here is the text of today’s announcement.

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