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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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  • President Chester Arthur appointed William White to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio #OTD in 1833; however, White died 3 weeks later, on March 12, without having taken his seat on the court
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  • RT @abapubliced: Happy 199th Birthday to Susan B. Anthony! Educators that want to learn more about her role in the #womenssuffrage movement…
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  • Today: A 3-judge U.S. district court in Louisiana ruled #OTD in 1956 that LA constitutional provision and statutes requiring school segregation were unconstitutional; Judge J. Skelly Wright then ordered Orleans Parish to desegregate its schools
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  • The U.S. Courts website has a page devoted to African American History Month, including video profiles of 7 African American federal judges #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonth
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  • #SCOTUS decided Chisholm v. Georgia #OTD in 1793; states amenable to federal court suits brought by citizens of other states; GA House of Rep. threatened death by hanging to anyone attempting to enforce a judgment against the state; soon after, 11th Amendment barred such suits
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