History of the Federal Judiciary

History of the Federal Judiciary

  Chew Heong v. United States: Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts
by Lucy Salyer, University of New Hampshire

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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Chew Heong v. United States: A Short Narrative

The Federal Courts and their Jurisdiction

The Judicial Process: A Chronology

Legal Questions Before the Federal Courts

Lawyers' Arguments and Strategies


Media and Public Debates

Historical Documents

Bibliography and Resources


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