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John S. Cooke, James A. Chance, Elizabeth C. Wiggins, Erwin Chemerinsky, Laurie Levenson, Suzanna Sherry, Anne Fleming
July 9, 2018

Some of the nation’s top legal scholars discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017–2018 term and analyze the decisions that are most likely to affect the work of federal judges.

Bernice Bouie Donald, Rebecca R. Pallmeyer
July 6, 2018

In her introduction to these informative videos, Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois describes employment discrimination law as one of the most dynamic fields of federal law.

October 24, 2017

This page includes orders related to the court’s continuing jurisdiction after the entry of the confirmation order for purposes of implementing the plan and closing the case.

Mark A. Sherman, Christine Dozier, Cherise Fanno Burdeen
October 19, 2017

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from requiring a criminal defendant to pay "excessive bail" in order to get out of jail before trial. Nevertheless, nearly half a million people across the country are in pretrial detention.

Mark A. Sherman, Christine Dozier, Cherise Fanno Burdeen
October 19, 2017

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from requiring a criminal defendant to pay "excessive bail" in order to get out of jail before trial. Nevertheless, nearly half a million people across the country are in pretrial detention.

July 19, 2017

Some of the nation's top legal scholars discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's 2016–2017 term and analyze the decisions that are most likely to affect the work of federal judges.

March 1, 1998

In this issue:

  • The Amistad Case and the Federal Courts
  • Documenting the Careers of Federal Judges

The Court Historian was an occasional newsletter (discontinued) from the Federal Judicial History Office.

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