The Federal Circuit and Court of Federal Claims Maintain Schedules During Shutdown

On its announcements page, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides a link to an order stating all filing deadlines remain in effect absent a motion for an extension of time in a particular case, and the court’s CM/ECF system will remain in operation for filing all documents. In addition, all cases scheduled for oral argument, including those involving government counsel, remain scheduled for oral argument. Any motion requesting rescheduling of an argument will be transmitted to the panel assigned to hear the case.

A statement by Chief Judge Hewitt on the Court of Federal Claims’ website advises that the court will continue to hear and decide cases without interruption. Cases will be processed and argued, and judgments will be issued and enforced, as in the ordinary course of the court’s conduct of affairs. The court does not expect to issue continuances based on the lapse of appropriated funds and will adhere to schedules currently in effect.

About Marilynn Helt

Marilynn Helt is a Senior Writer/Analyst in the Government Contracts group at Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. Marilynn analyses new developments affecting government contracting and supports the group’s legal research tools, with a focus on revising and updating explanations of contracting topics. With over 20 years’ experience providing authoritative content for legal professionals, Marilynn has written articles and edited and helped launch outside-authored treatises, books, and journals. Marilynn has prior law firm experience in international tax and estate planning. She received a BA in humanities and German from Valparaiso University, an MA in German literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and a JD magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
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