Opinions

Opinions & Orders – September 26, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential order in a personnel case appealed from an arbitrator’s decision. In its opinion, the Federal Circuit reversed the arbitrator’s decision, which had upheld the petitioner’s termination, and remanded the case to the arbitrator based on a violation of the petitioner’s due process rights. The Federal Circuit also released nonprecedential opinions in two cases appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Finally, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential orders. One dismisses an appeal and one transfers an appeal due to lack of jurisdiction. Here are the introductions to the opinions, text from the order, and a link to the dismissal.

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Opinions & Orders – May 25, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion dismissing an appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Notably, Judge Reyna filed an opinion with additional views expressing “disbelief” concerning the statutory scheme surrounding appeals of arbitration decisions in federal employee grievances. The Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential order dismissing a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Here is the introduction to the opinions and text from the order.

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Opinions & Orders – April 25, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in combined appeals from the Court of International Trade as well as a nonprecedential order dismissing a petition for permission to appeal. Late Friday the court also released two nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinion and orders.

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Opinions & Orders – March 14, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Finally, the court issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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Opinions & Orders – January 20, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued three precedential opinions. The first comes in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; the second comes in a takings case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims; and the third comes in a military discharge case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. The Court also issued five nonprecedential opinions in various cases appealed from the Court of Federal Claims, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, the Court still has not granted any petitions in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Two new petitions, however, were filed with the Court: one in a trade case and one in a takings case. As for previously filed petitions, one brief in opposition and three reply briefs were filed with the Court in patent, Tucker Act, and takings cases. Additionally, the government filed a waiver of right to respond in a pro se patent case, and the Court denied a petition in another pro se case. Here are the details.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, the Court still has not granted any petitions in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Since our last update, however, a pro se party filed one new petition with the Court in a patent case. As for previously filed petitions, one amicus brief in a veterans case and one waiver of right to respond in a pro se case were filed. Here are the details.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, which began this week, the Court still has not granted any petitions in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Since our last update, however, two new petitions have been filed with the Court: one in a veterans case and one filed by a pro se petitioner. As for previously filed petitions, one brief in opposition and two waivers of right to respond were filed. Finally, the Court denied 22 petitions following its first conference of the new term. Here are the details.

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Opinions & Orders – February 3, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions: one in a veterans case, a second in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, and a third in a case dismissed for a lack of jurisdiction by the Court of Federal Claims. The Federal Circuit also issued four Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions & Orders – February 2, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case and one nonprecedential opinion in an appeal from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Additionally, the court issued one nonprecedential order denying petition for a writ of mandamus. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the text from the order.

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