History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Indiana
Legislative History
March 3, 1817
3 Stat. 390

 
Congress organized Indiana as one judicial district and authorized one judgeship for the district court. The U.S. district court in Indiana, not being assigned to a judicial circuit, was granted the same jurisdiction as U.S. circuit courts, except in appeals and writs of error, which were the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
March 3, 1837
5 Stat. 176
Congress reorganized the circuits, repealed the circuit court jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the District of Indiana, and assigned the district to the Seventh Circuit.
January 28, 1863
12 Stat. 637
Congress reorganized the circuits and assigned the District of Indiana to the Eighth Circuit.
July 23, 1866
14 Stat. 209
Congress reorganized the circuits and assigned the District of Indiana to the Seventh Circuit.
January 16, 1925
43 Stat. 751
One additional judgeship authorized.
April 21, 1928
45 Stat. 437
Indiana divided into two judicial districts, the Northern and the Southern, with one judgeship authorized for each district.
February 10, 1954
68 Stat. 8
One additional judgeship authorized for each district.
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
One additional judgeship authorized for each district.
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
One additional judgeship authorized for the Southern District.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
One additional judgeship authorized for each district.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
Temporary judgeship authorized for the Northern District.
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
Temporary judgeship authorized in 1984 for the Northern District made permanent.




Authorized Judgeships
 
Indiana
District
Northern
District
Southern
District
Total
Judgeships
1817
1
 
 
1
1925
2
 
 
2
1928
 
1
1
2
1954
 
2
2
4
1961
 
3
3
6
1966
 
3
4
7
1978
 
4
5
9
1984
 
5
5
10


 

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