Nies Lecture Number
The Honorable Randall Rader discusses current criticisms of the Federal Circuit and the speed of which the Circuit sets precedent. Before addressing these issues, he posits a belief that the standard by which the Circuit is being judged is incorrect. Judge Rader's speech gives a foundation by which a correct standard should be exacted, examples of the current atmosphere leading to the precedents being set, and generally addresses why the Federal Circuit is fundamentally unique from other jurisdictions.
Rader, Randall R., "The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: The Promise and Perils of a Court of Limited Jurisdiction" (2001). The Honorable Helen Wilson Nies Memorial Lecture. Paper 13.