Today in Green v. Merit Systems Protection Board, __ Fed. App’x __ (Fed. Cir. 2016)(per curiam)(Lourie, Dyk, Hughes, JJ.), in the course of an affirmance of the MSPB, the panel demonstrated once again that the Federal Circuit is not efficiently using its time, issuing an opinion several pages in length when all that was necessary was one single paragraph.

As explained in the pdf version of this note, the Federal Circuit makes a mistake when it takes unnecessary time for opinion writing at the expense of a difficult docket of cases that deserve more attention.