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Federal Circuitry is a data-driven Federal Circuit blog. Our Federal Circuit Statistics empirically analyze quantifiable aspects of the Court. Our En Banc Tracker highlights pending and past petitions. Our Substantive Order Tracker allows you to search less-discussed orders. Check back weekly for Last Week in the Federal Circuit and monthly for our Oral Argument Recap.

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April 8, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

Will Your Appeal Have Argument Soon?

There’s a perception in the Federal Circuit bar that that Court has been scheduling cases for oral argument a bit quicker recently. Now, on some levels, it’s all relative—the Federal Circuit has always been pretty quick in getting cases to argument (see our …›

March 25, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

When Do Federal Circuit Judges Sit?

A couple weeks ago we wrote about how often Federal Circuit judges sit in a given year (see How Often Do Federal Circuit Judges Sit?). Spoiler: they sit a lot. In that post, though, we looked at the data for each judge totaled across …›

March 16, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

50-50 Federal Circuit?

Well, that didn’t take long. As we noted in January, although the Federal Circuit had no vacancies during President Trump’s term, several judges were eligible or soon-to-be-eligible to create a vacancy for President Biden (see There’s a New President. How could that Affect Practice …›