You are here

History of the Article III Appellate Courts, 1789–2021

Jon O. Newman
November 2, 2021

This article discusses the way in which federal Article III appellate courts have evolved through legislation from the old circuit courts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789, to the circuit courts of appeals created by the Evarts Act of 1891, and ultimately to the modern courts of appeals, as they were renamed in 1948.