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D.C. Protests Shutter Federal Circuit for Second Day in a Row

June 2, 2020, 9:28 PM

The Federal Circuit closed its offices early Tuesday after receiving advice from law enforcement monitoring protests in Washington.

It was the second day in a row that the court, located near the White House in downtown Washington, has changed its operations because of protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sits in the National Courts Building on Lafayette Square, the scene of protests over the last several days.

The court posted a notice on its website that the clerk’s office was temporarily inaccessible for paper filings,...

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