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Federal Judicial Center

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The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research agency for the federal courts. History of the Federal Judiciary includes background information about the court system, judicial legislation, federal courthouses, and oral histories. A biographical directory of judges since 1789 includes all federal courts.

Teaching Judicial History: Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History provides in-depth instructional units with narrative and supporting documentation from The Sedition Act Trials to Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board and the Desegregation of New Orleans Schools.