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Welcome from the Honorable Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, Chief Judge

Greetings. On behalf of the United States Court of Federal Claims, welcome to our website.

This year, we look forward to celebrating three significant milestones in the history of the court: the 35th anniversary of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, the legislation that created our modern court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the 30th anniversary of the Office of Special Masters, created by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986; and the 130th anniversary of the Tucker Act, enacted in 1887. Read more


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