History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Legislative History
March 3, 1859
11 Stat. 437
Congress organized Oregon as one judicial district with one judgeship. The district court of Oregon, 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, 1863
12 Stat. 794
This act repealed the circuit court jurisdiction of the Oregon district court, established a U.S. circuit court in the district, and assigned the District of Oregon to the Tenth Circuit.
July 23, 1866
14 Stat. 209
Congress assigned the District of Oregon to the Ninth Circuit.
March 2, 1909
35 Stat. 686
One additional judgeship authorized.
August 3, 1949
63 Stat. 493
One additional judgeship authorized.
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Two additional judgeships authorized.
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
One additional judgeship authorized.



 

Authorized Judgeships
1859
1
1909
2
1949
3
1978
5
1990
6


 

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