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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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  • Genevieve Rose Cline, the first woman appointed to the federal judiciary, was confirmed by the Senate to the U.S. Customs Court #OTD in 1928
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  • The Supreme Court decided Lamont v. Postmaster General #OTD in 1965; struck down law requiring Post Office to detain mail containing "communist propaganda," and deliver only upon addressee's request, as violating First Amendment #SCOTUS #FirstAmendment
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  • The Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of the Watergate convictions of John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman #OTD in 1977 #SCOTUS #Watergate
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  • #OTD in 1807, Chief Justice John Marshall swore in the grand jury that later indicted former VP Aaron Burr for treason; see FJC materials on the Burr treason trial here:
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  • 2/2 Full list: Addison Brown (Garfield/Arthur), John Webster, Robert Inch, William Cant (Harding/Coolidge), Roger Gregory (Clinton/Bush)
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