Law360 reports Fed. Circ.’s New COVID Rules Let More Attend Arguments:

The Federal Circuit has revised its COVID-19 protocols to increase the number of people allowed at in-person arguments, about a week after the Washington, D.C., appellate court expanded the kinds of testing it would accept from lawyers who plan to argue in person.

These revisions increase the number of permitted attendees at argument to allow counsel to bring up to two additional attendees into the courthouse. Those attendees may include clients, backup lawyers and paralegals, according to the latest notice.

Also: The Commission on Judicial Appointments will hold two public hearings, on Aug. 3 and 10, to consider appointments to appellate courts in Ventura and San Francisco.

• Aug. 3 at 10 a.m.—Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano, as associate justice of the Second Appellate District, Division Six (Ventura). This hearing will be held remotely and webcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.
• Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m.—Jeremy M. Goldman, as associate justice of the First Appellate District, Division Four (San Francisco). This hearing will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 350 McAllister Street, 4th Floor, in San Francisco, and also be webcast live on the California Courts Newsroom.