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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2015, and on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015. Please see the administrative closing order here. The Clerk’s Office will also close at noon on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015. Electronic filing and the night drop box for paper filing will both remain available until midnight for filings due December 31, 2015.

The Clerk’s Office customer service in the Federal Courts Building will be closed today, Friday, October 30, 2015 from noon until 1p.m. This closure does not affect electronic filing.

Due to the anticipated disruption of access to the Court by its facilities falling inside the security perimeter during the Papal visit, by order of the Court, the Clerk’s Office of United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will close on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., ET. The Court will remain closed Wednesday, September 23, 2015, and will reopen on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. For purposes of computing time, and for motions to enlarge time under Fed. R. App. Proc. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, Wednesday, September 23, 2015, will be considered a "legal holiday."

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 48, six panels of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 6 through 8, 2015. In accordance with routine practice, the names of the panel judges will not be released prior to the morning of scheduled arguments.

The schedule and location of the panels is as follows:

TUESDAY Oct 6:

Panel J: 10 a.m.
John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse
Panel Courtroom – 7th Floor
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210
http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/boston/boston-directions.htm

Panel K: 2:30 p.m.
Boston College School of Law
East Wing 120 (Basement Level)
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
https://www.bc.edu/a-z/maps/s-newton.html

WEDNESDAY Oct 7:

Panel L: 10 a.m.
Boston Univ. School of Law
Courtroom 602 – 6th Floor
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
http://www.bu.edu/maps/index.php?id=239

Panel M: 10 a.m.
Northeastern Univ. School of Law
Moot Courtroom – 1st Floor (Dockser Hall)
65 Forsythe Street
Boston, MA 02115
https://www.northeastern.edu/campusmap/map/index.html

THURSDAY Oct 8:

Panel N: 10 a.m.
Suffolk Law School
Courtroom 425 (Large Moot Courtroom) – 4th Floor (Sargent Hall)
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
https://www.suffolk.edu/documents/Visiting/SuffolkMap_wKey_2014.pdf

Panel O: 2 p.m.
Harvard Law School
Ames Courtroom – 2nd Floor (Austin Hall)
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
http://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads/2014/06/2013ahlsmapdirections.pdf

This announcement has been updated to indicate location information for the oral arguments.

Additional information will be available on the Court’s website at the Arguments/Upcoming Arguments tab.

The Honorable Kara F. Stoll took the oath of office in a private ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, in the chambers of Chief Judge Sharon Prost. Judge Stoll fills the only vacancy on the on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and is the court's twelfth active circuit judge. Judge Stoll was nominated by President Obama on November 12, 2014, and she was confirmed by a 95 to 0 vote of the U.S. Senate on July 7, 2015.

Circuit Judge Stoll’s biography may be read here.

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