Information from the US Federal Courts
The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the Constitution to administer justice fairly and impartially, within the jurisdiction established by the Constitution and Congress. Follow the link above to learn more about the Judicial Branch and it's work.
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Information from the Federal Judicial Center
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.
Since 2006, the Federal Judicial Center, in partnership with the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, has hosted Federal Trials and Great Debates, an annual summer institute for teachers of history, law, and government. Participants from across the country come to Washington, D.C., each June to meet with federal judges, scholars, and curriculum experts to examine the history of the federal judiciary and to study three historic cases in the federal trial courts. The materials on these cases, while designed for teachers, are valuable resources for all seeking to learn more about the role the federal judiciary has played in our nation’s history.
Information from the Middle District of Tennessee
A brief historical overview of the federal court in Tennessee.
The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in the listed cases from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee since a resident judgeship was authorized for the Middle District in 1922. Click the link above to see a full list.