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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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  • Ulysses S. Grant signed law creating Dept. of Justice #OTD in 1870; assumed judicial administration duties until AO…
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  • New Hampshire was 9th state to ratify Constitution #OTD in 1788 putting Constitution, including Article III plan fo…
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  • #OTD in 1988 #SCOTUS upheld NYC regs prohibiting race/gender discrimination at social clubs not "distinctly private…
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