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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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  • Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham (one of several cases with this caption), in which #SCOTUS overturned Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth's conviction for violating a city ordinance by standing on a sidewalk during a department store boycott, was argued #OTD in 1965
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  • Vice President Spiro Agnew pleaded no contest to federal tax evasion charges before Judge Walter Hoffman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland #OTD in 1973 and resigned the same day
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  • #SCOTUS Justice Robert H. Jackson, also chief U.S. prosecutor at Nuremberg Trials, died #OTD in 1954
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  • U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton (D. Conn.) died Oct. 7 at age 95.
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  • A grand jury in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now the U.S. District Court for D.C.) indicted Charles Guiteau for the assassination of President James Garfield #OTD in 1881; learn more about the case:
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