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Government Documents - Federal Courts: Federal Judiciary

A guide to the Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. appellate and district courts, and special courts like the Bankruptcy Court and Tax Court. Guide created by Trisha Yee.

About the Federal Judiciary

The Federal Judiciary is made up of the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Circuit Courts, 1789-1911.

Electronic/internet resources

Electronic Resources

The Government Documents Collection contains a number of publications by and about the federal judiciary. Here is a sample:

Federal Judicial Center Publications (JU 13.) Books about procedures, operations, statistics, and other aspects of the federal courts. Titles may be available online, at the Law Library or in Gov Docs.  Check Voyager catalog for access.

Year-end report on the federal judiciary (United States. Supreme Court) - View 2000-2011 year-end reports.

Statistical tables for the federal judiciary (JU 10.21/2:) - View reports from June and December of each year starting from 2001. Older reports are available on microfiche.

We also have many statistical publications, reports, and other documents.

Books about the Federal Judiciary

Subject Guide

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