History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth 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 Fourth Circuit to sit also on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, effective June 16, 1891. The act also authorized an additional judgeship for the Fourth Circuit’s new court.
September 14, 1922
42 Stat. 837
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Three additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
Four additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.



Authorized Judgeships
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197810
198411
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