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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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  • Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D. New York) died December 24 at age 87
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  • #DYK? The first mention of Santa Claus in a reported federal case came in a maritime case involving a ship of that name in 1846. The Santa Claus, 21 F. Cas. 406 (S.D.N.Y. 1846)
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  • The Federal Judicial Center celebrates its 50th anniversary today! LBJ signed the act creating the FJC "to further the development and adoption of improved judicial administration in the courts of the United States" #OTD in 1967
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  • Former U.S. District Court Judge Charles Renfrew (N.D. Cal., 1971-1980) died December 14 at age 89
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