Sandra Day O’Connor and the Federal Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is one of only two federal appellate courts that Sandra Day O’Connor has not sat on by designation since retiring from the Supreme Court.  The other court, also located in Washington, D.C., is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Justice O’Connor sat with the other courts of appeal during these years:

1st:  2008

2nd: 2006

3rd:  2008

4th:  2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

5th:  2009

6th:  2009

7th:  2010

8th:  2007

9th:  2006, 2009, 2011

10th:  2008

11th:  2010

I’m not sure why Justice O’Connor has not sat with the appellate courts located in Washington, D.C.  Perhaps it is by coincidence or perhaps it is by design.  If by design, the Federal Circuit’s upcoming visit to Colorado this fall would afford it an opportunity to invite Justice O’Connor to sit with the court outside of Washington, D.C.

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