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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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  • Julian Mack born #OTD 1866; served on 7th, 6th & 2nd Circuits (Commerce Ct. judges had at-large circuit judgeships,…
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  • Justice George Sutherland died #OTD in 1942; known as one of conservative "Four Horsemen" during New Deal #SCOTUS
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  • William Cranch, judge of Circuit Court of D.C. 1801-1855 & 2nd reporter of decisions for #SCOTUS, born #OTD in 1769…
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  • John Adams signed Sedition Act into law #OTD in 1798; read about sedition trials of Matthew Lyon (pic) & others:…
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