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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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  • John C. Watrous, 1st district judge of TX, resigned #OTD in 1870; inactive during Civil War but then resumed service
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  • Sr U.S. District Court Judge John Curtin (W.D. N.Y.) died 4/14 age 95; known for decisions on school desegregation
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  • Frank Murphy of #SCOTUS born #OTD 1890: also Philippines gov general & high commissioner, gov of Mich & US Atty Gen…
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  • #SCOTUS upheld constitutionality of National Labor Relations Act #OTD in 1937 in NLRB v Jones & Laughlin Steel Cor…
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  • #OTD in 1869: Judiciary Act established 9 circuit judgeships & set size of #SCOTUS at 9, where it has remained sinc…
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