Federal court case heard at Washburn Law

Charles Rankin

Washburn University School of Law will be hosting a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals of Veterans Claims 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in the Robinson Courtroom of Washburn Law.

The court will hear the case of Stewart v. Shulkin, M.D. Members of the general public will have the opportunity to attend the session.

The court was established in 1988, and recognizes veterans’ legal rights to appeal the government’s decisions on veterans’ benefits. It is permanently authorized seven judges with temporary authority to expand to nine judges. There are currently eight active judges on the court with a ninth judge recently nominated by President Donald Trump. The court has exclusive jurisdiction over decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.

A question and answer session with the judges will follow at 11:30 a.m. and a Lunch and Learn session with the court law clerks will take place at 12:10 p.m. in Room 102 in the Law School.

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