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Talking Points on Federal Judicial History: Constitutional Origins of the Federal Judiciary

This module was developed by the Federal Judicial Center to support judges and court staff who want to speak to various groups about the history of an independent federal judiciary. It focuses on the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the establishment of the judicial branch of government.

Talking Points
Suggested Discussion Questions
Historical Documents
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Other Modules:
Establishing a Federal Judiciary
Judicial Independence