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Gautham Rao, Winston A. Bowman, Clara J. Altman
January 23, 2020

This volume presents recent scholarship on the history of the federal court system.  The main themes include the practices and importance of the lower federal courts, the relationship between district and circuit courts and the Supreme Court, and the broader role of the federal court system in Am

September 26, 2019

This unique bankruptcy time line maps the evolution of bankruptcy law from its inception in 1787 in the U.S. Constitution through 2019.

September 25, 2019

This bankruptcy time line maps the evolution of bankruptcy law from its inception in 1787 in the U.S. Constitution through 2019.

September 12, 2018

This guide provides information for judges about organizing, managing, and storing physical documents and electronic materials in chambers. It discusses the importance of federal judges' papers as a documentary record of judges' careers and the work of the federal courts.

Jake Kobrick, Daniel S. Holt
January 5, 2018

The concluding volume of the series covers debates concerning structural changes to the federal courts, including the creation of the U.S. magistrate and U.S.

Daniel S. Holt
January 1, 2013
This volume of the documentary history collection introduces readers to public debates on proposals to alter the organization, jurisdiction, and administration of the federal courts, as well as the tenure and authority of federal judges, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Bruce A. Ragsdale
January 1, 2013
The first volume of the Documentary History of Debates on the Federal Judiciary traces the long process of defining the judiciary within the relatively brief outline provided by the Constitution.
Federal Judicial Center
January 1, 2012

This unique bankruptcy time line maps the evolution of bankruptcy law from its inception in 1787 in the U.S. Constitution through 2011.

Federal Judicial Center Federal Judicial History Office
January 1, 2010

This guide describes the records of the federal courts, as well as records of Congress and the executive branch, that are relevant to researching federal judicial history. Note: Minor updates may occasionally be made to this document.

January 1, 2009

A publication that discusses the importance of federal judges' papers as a documentary record of judges' careers and the work of the federal courts.

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