Chief Judge Rader: Federal Circuit Judge Randall Rader is now Chief Judge Randall Rader. Chief Judge Rader was appointed to the Court of Federal Claims by President Reagan and to the Federal Circuit by George HW Bush in 1990. The Chief Judge position rotates at least once every seven years.
Chief Judge Mayer: Today, the court released information that Judge Haldane Mayer will be moving to senior status at the end of June 2010. Judge Mayer was Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit from 1997–2004.
Nominees: Judge Kathleen O'Malley and Edward DuMont have been nominated to fill the slots left open by Judge Schall and Chief Judge Michel. Although both are expected to be confirmed, the Senate has not moved on either nominee.
Next Nominee: President Obama now has the opportunity to for his third nominee for the Court.