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During a private ceremony held in chambers this afternoon at the National Courts Building in Washington, D.C., Tiffany P. Cunningham was sworn in as a United States Judge for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore administered the oath of office to Judge Cunningham, which was witnessed by several of the court’s judges, as well as personal guests of Judge Cunningham.

Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore swears-in Judge Cunningham on the Lincoln Bible, which was held by Muneera Kapadia, MD.

Judge Cunningham was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden on April 19, 2021, and the United States Senate confirmed her nomination on July 19, 2021.  She received her judicial commission on August 6, 2021.  Judge Cunningham’s full biography is available on the court’s website. (printable version) [September 1, 2021]

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims have entered a new joint order extending their prior administrative order of July 30, 2021, concerning access to the National Courts Building complex in Washington, D.C.  Courthouse access will continue to be limited to court staff and litigants, witnesses, and any other parties who will be physically present in the courthouse because of their participation in a scheduled hearing that day.  Additional requests for access will still be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website.

Requests for access relating to Federal Circuit business or spaces within the National Courts Building may be submitted in writing to the Circuit Executive's Office at FSO_helpdesk@cafc.uscourts.gov.  These restrictions will remain in effect through October 31, 2021, unless modified sooner.

To review ongoing updates and information about the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the court's COVID-19 information page. [August 27, 2021]

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued Revised Protocols for In-Person Argument that will apply for the September 2021 court sitting and subsequent sittings until further notice.  Based on the Revised Protocols, the court has also updated the Certificate of Compliance required ahead of time for all arguing counsel, as well as implemented an additional certification requirement on the day of argument for everyone participating in the argument.  These materials are available on the court’s website

The Clerk’s Office will be individually notifying counsel scheduled for September’s session of these new requirements. [August 12, 2021]

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims have entered a new joint order revising the restrictions and rules concerning access to the National Courts Building complex in Washington, D.C., effective July 31, 2021.  Courthouse access will continue to be limited to court staff and litigants, witnesses, and any other parties who will be physically present in the courthouse because of their participation in a scheduled hearing that day.  Additional requests for access will still be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website and modifies the court's prior May 22, 2021 order.

Requests for access relating to Federal Circuit business or spaces within the National Courts Building may be submitted in writing to the Circuit Executive's Office at FSO_helpdesk@cafc.uscourts.gov.  These restrictions will remain in effect through August 31, 2021, unless modified sooner.

To review ongoing updates and information about the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the court's COVID-19 information page. [July 30, 2021]

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims have entered a new joint order extending their prior administrative order of May 22, 2021, concerning access to the National Courts Building complex in Washington, D.C.  Courthouse access will continue to be limited to court staff and litigants, witnesses, and any other parties who will be physically present in the courthouse because of their participation in a scheduled hearing that day.  Additional requests for access will still be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time.  The full administrative order is available on the court's website.

Requests for access relating to Federal Circuit business or spaces within the National Courts Building may be submitted in writing to the Circuit Executive's Office at FSO_helpdesk@cafc.uscourts.gov.  These restrictions will remain in effect through August 31, 2021, unless modified sooner.

To review ongoing updates and information about the Federal Circuit's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the court's COVID-19 information page. [June 28, 2021]

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