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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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  • Congress organized the District of Idaho upon statehood #OTD in 1890, authorizing one district judgeship and assigning the district to the Ninth Circuit
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  • Charles Guiteau shot President James Garfield #OTD in 1881 in Washington, D.C.; see FJC materials on Guiteau's federal court trial:
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  • Senior U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real (C.D. Cal.) died June 26 at age 95
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  • RT @abapubliced: Thank you to all of the incredible educators who participated in our Summer Institute for Teachers in partnership with @Fe
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  • The Supreme Court decided Northern Pipeline Construction Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co. #OTD in 1982; Bankruptcy Act of 1978 violated Constitution by granting essential elements of judicial power to non-Article III bankruptcy judges #SCOTUS
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