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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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  • James V. Allred, governor of #Texas (1935-1939) was confirmed to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas #OTD in 1939
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  • Benjamin Cardozo, chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, was nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States by Herbert Hoover #OTD in 1932 #SCOTUS
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  • In 2016, someone sued #ValentinesDay in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana; the case was dismissed as "ridiculous, frivolous, and clearly brought to abuse the judicial process"
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  • Senior U.S. District Judge Sandra Townes (E.D. New York) died February 8 at age 73
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  • The Federalists enacted the Judiciary Act of 1801 #OTD, creating the first six numbered judicial circuits and authorizing the appointment of the 16 "midnight judges" by John Adams; Republicans repealed the Act in 1802
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