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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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  • William Rufus Day of Ohio retired from #SCOTUS #OTD in 1922 and was appointed to the Mixed Claims Commission to settle outstanding claims from #WWI
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  • SCOTUS decided Toolson v. New York Yankees #OTD in 1953, affirming antitrust exemption for Major League Baseball est. in Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs (1922); upheld again in Flood v. Kuhn (1972) #SCOTUS #MLB #antitrust
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  • Congress established the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands #OTD in 1977 and assigned it to the Ninth Circuit
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  • #DYK? Congress first provided a salaried reporter of decisions for #SCOTUS in 1817, to "print and publish, or cause to be printed and published" the Court's decisions, and to be paid $1,000/year
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