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Federal Judicial History

The Center conducts research and produces resources on the history of the judicial branch of the federal government.  These resources include compilations of historical data on the courts, information about judges and judicial administration, as well as publications on federal judicial history. The Center also maintains a biographical directory of Article III judges from 1789 to the present, engages in outreach and education on federal judicial history, and works to promote the preservation of the history of the judicial branch.

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  • Samuel J. Gholson resigned as U.S. District Judge for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi #OTD in 1861, one day after #Mississippi seceded from the Union; served as Confederate major general during #CivilWar https://t.co/P0K9yT1Y61 https://t.co/511dBZGYzF
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  • #DYK? From 1845 to 1868, the federal courts in St. Augustine, #Florida met in a building dating from the Spanish colonial period, circa 1603 https://t.co/ZY11fyjnTU https://t.co/54kCGbRWPZ
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  • President John Adams announced to Congress #OTD in 1798 that the Eleventh Amendment had become part of the Constitution (although it had been ratified in 1795); amendment removed suits "against one of the United States by Citizens of another State" from judicial power of U.S. https://t.co/PDIntrm6zc
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  • Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justice Lewis Powell took the oath of office for #SCOTUS #OTD in 1972; last time two justices joined the Court on the same day https://t.co/ss0GJOExup
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  • The U.S. Circuit Court and U.S. District Court for the District of Utah were established #OTD in 1896 upon the admission of #Utah as a state https://t.co/rbsl16Msde
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