History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
Legislative History
September 24, 1789
1 Stat. 73
The Judiciary Act of 1789 organized Connecticut as one judicial district, authorized one judgeship for the U.S. district court, and assigned the district to the Eastern Circuit.
February 13, 1801
2 Stat. 89
The Judiciary Act of 1801 reorganized the federal courts into six circuits and assigned the District of Connecticut to the Second Circuit.
April 29, 1802
2 Stat. 156
After repealing the Judiciary Act of 1801, Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1802 again organized the federal courts into six circuits and assigned the District of Connecticut to the Second Circuit.
March 3, 1927
44 Stat. 1348
One additional judgeship authorized.
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
Two additional judgeships authorized.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
One additional judgeship authorized.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
One additional judgeship authorized.
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
Two additional judgeships authorized.



 

Authorized Judgeships
1789
1
1927
2
1961
4
1978
5
1984
6
1990
8


 

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