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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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  • Florence Ellinwood Allen was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit #OTD in 1934; first woman appointed to a U.S. court of appeals, 15 years before first woman appointed to U.S. district court https://t.co/Trcr1bPGxg https://t.co/8TEOVCVjTc
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  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt #FDR nominated William O. Douglas to #SCOTUS #OTD in 1939; Douglas served in active status until 1975, longest tenure in Court's history https://t.co/TvO039WmHA https://t.co/1KNO4HI7zQ
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  • RT @FedJudicialHist: New FJC History Resource: Selected Developments in the History of Supreme Court Jurisdiction (chart): https://t.co/O6d
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  • New FJC History Resource: Selected Developments in the History of Supreme Court Jurisdiction (chart): https://t.co/O6dOfEQ7Za #SCOTUS https://t.co/JwL0rPwP31
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  • #SCOTUS decided Osborn v. Bank of the U.S. #OTD in 1824; Marshall Court interpreted "arising under" jurisdictional language of Article III broadly; Bank's federal charter caused cases in which it was involved to arise under federal law & be cognizable in U.S. circuit courts https://t.co/sZNc7RPaDT
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