History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Legislative History
March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
Congress established U.S. circuit courts of appeals for each of the nine judicial circuits and assigned the sitting judge of the U.S. Circuit Court for the Third Circuit to sit also on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, effective June 16, 1891. The act also authorized an additional judgeship for the Third Circuit’s new court.
February 23, 1899
30 Stat. 846
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
March 3, 1917
39 Stat. 1132
Congress assigned the Virgin Islands to the Third Circuit and provided for appeals from the courts of the territory to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
June 10, 1930
46 Stat. 538
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
June 24, 1936
49 Stat. 1903
One temporary judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
May 31, 1938
52 Stat. 584
The temporary judgeship authorized by the act of June 24, 1936, 49 Stat. 1903, made permanent.
December 7, 1944
58 Stat. 796
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
August 3, 1949
63 Stat. 493
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
June 18, 1968
82 Stat. 184
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.



Authorized Judgeships
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18993
19304
19365
19446
19497
19618
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198412
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