History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Ohio
Legislative History
February 19, 1803
2 Stat. 201
This act organized Ohio as a judicial district and authorized one judgeship for the U.S. district court. The district court in Ohio, 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.
February 24, 1807
2 Stat. 420
This statute repealed the authority of the Ohio district court to exercise the jurisdiction of a U.S. circuit court and assigned the district of Ohio to the newly organized Seventh Circuit. It also provided for a U.S. circuit court for the District of Ohio.
February 10, 1855
10 Stat. 604
Ohio divided into two judicial districts, the Northern and the Southern, with one judgeship authorized for each district. The district judge serving the District of Ohio was reassigned to the Southern District of Ohio.
July 23, 1866
14 Stat. 209
Congress reorganized the circuits and assigned Ohio to the Sixth Circuit.
December 19, 1900
31 Stat. 726
One temporary judgeship authorized for the Northern District. This position was never made permanent.
February 25, 1907
34 Stat. 928
One temporary judgeship authorized for the Southern District. This position was never made permanent.
February 24, 1910
36 Stat. 202
One additional judgeship authorized for the Northern District and one additional judgeship authorized for the Southern District.
September 14, 1922
42 Stat. 837
One temporary judgeship authorized for the Northern District.
August 19, 1935
49 Stat. 659
The temporary judgeship authorized for the Northern District by the act of September 14, 1922, made permanent.
August 25, 1937
50 Stat. 805
One additional judgeship authorized for the Southern District.
 
May 1, 1941
55 Stat. 148
One temporary judgeship authorized for the Northern District.
 
August 3, 1949
63 Stat. 493
The temporary judgeship authorized for the Northern District by the act of May 1, 1941, made permanent.
February 10, 1954
68 Stat. 8
One additional judgeship authorized for the Northern District.
 
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
The act authorized one additional judgeship for the Northern District. It also authorized one temporary judgeship for the Northern District and one temporary judgeship for the Southern District. The temporary judgeships authorized by this act were never made permanent.
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
One additional judgeship authorized for the Northern District, and one additional judgeship authorized for the Southern District.
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
One additional judgeship authorized for the Northern District, and one additional judgeship authorized for the Southern District.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Congress authorized one additional judgeship for the Northern District and one additional judgeship for the Southern District. The act also authorized one temporary judgeship for the Northern District.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 347
The act authorized one additional judgeship for the Southern District and one temporary judgeship for the Northern District. The temporary judgeship authorized by the act of October 20, 1978, made permanent.
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
This act authorized one additional judgeship for the Southern District and made permanent the temporary judgeship for the Northern District, authorized by the act of July 10, 1984. The act also authorized one temporary judgeship for the Northern District. (Statutory provision authorizing temporary judgeship in Northern District revised by 109 Stat. 635 and judgeship extended by 111 Stat. 1173, 116 Stat. 1788, 121 Stat. 1990, 123 Stat. 649, and 123 Stat. 3177.)



 

Authorized Judgeships
 
Ohio District
Northern District
Southern District
Total Judgeships
1803
1
  
1
1855
 
1
1
2
1900
 
2
1
3
1906
 
1
1
2
1907
 
1
2
3
1910
 
1
1
2
1910
 
2
2
4
1922
 
3
2
5
1937
 
3
3
6
1941
 
4
3
7
1954
 
5
3
8
1961
 
7
4
11
1961
 
7
3
10
1964
 
6
3
9
1966
 
7
4
11
1970
 
8
5
13
1978
 
10
6
16
1984
 
11
7
18
1990
12
8
20
2010
 
11
8
19


 

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