28 U.S. Code § 173 - Times and places of holding court

The principal office of the United States Court of Federal Claims shall be in the District of Columbia, but the Court of Federal Claims may hold court at such times and in such places as it may fix by rule of court. The times and places of the sessions of the Court of Federal Claims shall be prescribed with a view to securing reasonable opportunity to citizens to appear before the Court of Federal Claims with as little inconvenience and expense to citizens as is practicable.


(June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 898; Mar. 2, 1955, ch. 9, § 1(d),69 Stat. 10; Pub. L. 88–426, title IV, § 403(d),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 434; Pub. L. 94–82, title II, § 205(b)(4),Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 422; Pub. L. 97–164, title I, § 105(a),Apr. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 27; Pub. L. 102–572, title IX, § 902(a),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4516.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 241 (Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 136,36 Stat. 1135; Feb. 25, 1919, ch. 29, § 4,40 Stat. 1157; Dec. 13, 1926, ch. 6, § 1,44 Stat. 919; July 31, 1946, ch. 704, § 1,60 Stat. 716).
This section is based on part of section 241 of title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed. That portion relating to number, appointment of judges and their oaths, is incorporated in sections 171 and 453 of this title.
A provision for monthly salary payments was omitted since time of payment is a matter for administrative determination. (See 20 Comp. Gen. 834.)
The term “chief judge” was substituted for “Chief Justice.” (See reviser’s note under section 136 of this title.)
Minor changes were made in phraseology.

1992—Pub. L. 102–572substituted “United States Court of Federal Claims” for “United States Claims Court” and “Court of Federal Claims” for “Claims Court” in three places.
1982—Pub. L. 97–164amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to times and places of holding court (formerly contained in section 174) for provisions relating to the tenure and salaries of judges of the Court of Claims. See section 172 of this title.
1975—Pub. L. 94–82substituted provision that the chief judge and associate judges receive a salary at an annual rate determined under section 225 of the Federal Salary Act of 1967, as adjusted by section 461 of this title, for provision granting each such judge a salary of $33,000 a year.
1964—Pub. L. 88–426increased salaries of judges from $25,500 to $33,000 a year.
1955—Act Mar. 2, 1955, increased salaries of judges from $17,500 to $25,500 a year.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–572effective Oct. 29, 1992, see section 911 ofPub. L. 102–572, set out as a note under section 171 of this title.
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–164effective Oct. 1, 1982, see section 402 ofPub. L. 97–164, set out as a note under section 171 of this title.
Effective Date of 1964 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 88–426effective on first day of first pay period which begins on or after July 1, 1964, except to the extent provided in section 501(c) ofPub. L. 88–426, see section 501 ofPub. L. 88–426.
Effective Date of 1955 Amendment

Amendment by act Mar. 2, 1955, effective Mar. 1, 1955, see section 5 of act Mar. 2, 1955, set out as a note under section 31 of Title 2, The Congress.

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