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Online Symposium: The Federal Circuit’s 2020 Rulings Reviewing Decisions of the Court of Federal Claims in Tucker Act Cases

Guest Post by Gregory C. Sisk

In this blog post, I discuss Court of Federal Claims/Tucker Act decisions by the Federal Circuit on (1) the requirement of a money-mandating statute for statutory-based money claims, (2) whether a money-mandating requirement applies as well to claims to recover illegal exactions, (3) the special case of a breach of trust claim under the Indian Tucker Act, and (4) the continued availability of a Tucker Act taking claim even when a claim could alternatively be framed in tort. These 2020 Federal Circuit decisions affirmed the continued stability of Court of Federal Claims jurisdiction through careful application and welcome clarification and extension of established and common-sense Tucker Act doctrines.

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Today’s Opinions – April 17, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions in patent cases, one precedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, one precedential opinion in an Arizona-Florida Land Exchange Act case, and one Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the Rule 36 judgment.

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