History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth 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 Courts for the Ninth Circuit to sit also on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, effective June 16, 1891. The act also authorized an additional judgeship for the Ninth Circuit’s new court.
February 18, 1895
28 Stat. 665
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
April 30, 1900
31 Stat. 141
Congress assigned the judicial district of the Territory of Hawaii to the Ninth Circuit and provided for appeals from the district court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
June 6, 1900
31 Stat. 321
Congress assigned the judicial district of the Territory of Alaska to the Ninth Circuit and provided for appeals from the district court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
February 14, 1912
37 Stat. 1729
Congress assigned the judicial district of Arizona to the Ninth Circuit and provided for appeals from the district court to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
March 1, 1929
45 Stat. 1414
One temporary judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
June 16, 1933
48 Stat. 310
The temporary judgeship authorized by the act of March 1, 1929,
45 Stat. 1414, made permanent.
August 2, 1935
49 Stat. 508
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
April 14, 1937
50 Stat. 64
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
October 31, 1951
65 Stat. 723
Congress assigned the judicial district of Guam to the Ninth Circuit and provided for appeals from the district court to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
February 10, 1954
68 Stat. 871
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
June 18, 1968
82 Stat. 184
Four additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
November 8, 1977
91 Stat. 1265
Congress assigned the judicial district of the Northern Mariana Islands to the Ninth Circuit and provided that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit would have jurisdiction over appeals from the highest appeals court of the Northern Mariana Islands for 15 years.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Ten additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
Five additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Jan. 7, 2008
121 Stat. 2534
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, effective January 21, 2009.



Authorized Judgeships
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200929

 

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