History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Legislative History
September 24, 1789
1 Stat. 73
The Judiciary Act of 1789 organized Delaware as one judicial district, authorized one judgeship for the U.S. district court, and assigned the district to the Middle Circuit.
February 13, 1801
2 Stat. 89
The Judiciary Act of 1801 reorganized the federal courts into six circuits. The act assigned the District of Delaware to the Third 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 Delaware to the Fourth Circuit.
July 23, 1866
14 Stat. 209
Congress reorganized the circuits and assigned the District of Delaware to the Third Circuit.
July 24, 1946
60 Stat. 654
One additional temporary judgeship authorized.
September 5, 1950
64 Stat. 578
Temporary judgeship made permanent.
February 10, 1954
68 Stat. 8
One additional judgeship authorized.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
One additional judgeship authorized.



 

Authorized Judgeships
1789
1
1946
2
1954
3
1984
4


 

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