On The Horizon: A New Federal Circuit — Part I

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 1:09 PM EST) -- This article — the first of two to appear in Appellate Law360 — is unlike most because it is not about some recent watershed ruling from that court. Instead, it is about the Federal Circuit itself, and how that institution is, in the next few years, very likely to undergo a massive and unprecedented change in terms of the judges who make up the court.

In October 2009, Judge Alvin Schall assumed “senior” status, creating an immediate vacancy on the court. A second vacancy will arise...
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