The Collegial Circuit Court

When the Federal Circuit visited Denver this past October, I attended one of the seminars where Judges Rader, Linn, and Wallach spoke.  They noted that the Federal Circuit, relative to some other circuit courts, is considered to be a very collegial court.

The proceedings prior to some relatively recent oral arguments highlighted this point:

Swearing-in ceremony for Judge Prost’s clerks and remarks by Judge Moore: [Listen];

Judge O’Malley’s first panel as presiding member and remarks by Judge Plager: [Listen]; and

Swearing-in ceremony for Judge Plager’s clerk: [Listen].

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