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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 Department of Justice filed suit against The New York Times in the Southern District of New York #OTD in 1971, seeking to halt the paper's series of articles on the Pentagon Papers; see FJC materials on the case:
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  • Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik (M.D. Pa.) died June 13 at age 94
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson nominated former NAACP lawyer, U.S. court of appeals judge, and U.S. Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to #SCOTUS #OTD in 1967
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  • The Supreme Court decided Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife #OTD in 1992; congressional grant of standing to challenge environmental regulation in court was invalid where plaintiff could not show actual or imminent injury in fact #SCOTUS
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  • The Supreme Court decided Nix v. Williams #OTD in 1984; "inevitable discovery doctrine" permitted use of illegally-obtained evidence when it would have been discovered legally #SCOTUS
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