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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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  • Richard Peters, delegate to Continental Congress & 3rd federal judge for #Pennsylvania (1792-1828) died #OTD in 182… https://t.co/fupYWmdfyT
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  • James Wilson, one of primary drafters of US Constitution, died #OTD in 1798; 1st member of #SCOTUS to die in office… https://t.co/9LITYZ9HbG
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  • Learned Hand (S.D.N.Y. 1909-1924; 2nd Circuit 1924-1961) died #OTD in 1961; widely considered one of most influenti… https://t.co/4z3gmJKcBh
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  • The treason trial of former VP Aaron Burr began #OTD in 1807 in the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Virginia… https://t.co/3rGZIV9MUp
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