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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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  • The Judicial Code of 1948 was enacted #OTD; first major reorganization of judicial statutes since 1911; changes included creation of chief judge positions on U.S. district courts and U.S. courts of appeals
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  • RT @abapubliced: Interesting day to visit #SCOTUS with ⁦@FedJudicialHist⁩. #ABAFJC2019 participants heard the Court rule on Iancu v. Brunet…
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  • Judge Irving Kaufman of the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit, often remembered for sentencing Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to death, was born #OTD in 1910
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  • RT @abapubliced: We're excited to welcome educators from across the country to #WashingtonDC as we begin our annual Summer Institute for Te…
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  • Check out the exhibits on the FJC website: federal judicial history timelines, demographic & caseload graphs, and maps
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