Slattery v. U.S.

On July 8th, 2010, the Federal Circuit sat en banc to consider the Hyatt v. Kappos case.  On that same day, the court also sat en banc in a case appealed from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims captioned Slattery v. U.S.  It was interesting to note that during the Slattery v. U.S. oral argument, Judge Dyk made reference to a portion of the Bilski decision.  [Listen].

The other interesting fact about the oral arguments of Hyatt v. Kappos and Slattery v. U.S.  is that while Chief Judge Rader presided over both oral arguments he did not ask a single question in either oral argument.  He frequently asks questions in other cases.  So, one might assume that his reticence had to do with his view of his new role as Chief Judge.

You can listen to the entire Slattery v. U.S. en banc oral argument here: [Listen].

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