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Congress and the Courts

HeinOnline's Congress and the Courts is a collection of materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts. The database features all relevant congressional documents relating to the growth of the judiciary, as well as supplemental materials.







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About Congress and the Courts

This HeinOnline database brings together materials prepared by various congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of Article III Courts. Featuring William H. Manz’s Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History 1787-2010, the database focuses on the development and growth of the judiciary, and is a source of original material of congressional fact-finding and decision-making.

Decades of legislative intent, testimony, and pre-enactment history is provided in one centralized resource and supplemented with Federal Judicial Center publications, periodicals, scholarly articles, Title 28 (Judicial Administration) of the Code of Federal Regulations, and more.

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Periodicals and Scholarly Articles

Find links to hundreds of articles chosen and reviewed by our editors and relating to the development of the courts.

Code of Federal Regulations

Access Title 28 (Judicial Administration) of the Code of Federal Regulations from inception to date, right within the database.

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U.S. Code

Find Title 18 (Crimes and Criminal Procedure) and Title 28 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the U.S. Code accessible within the database.

Federal Judicial Center Publications

Locate hundreds of titles published by the Federal Judicial Center, the education and research agency for the federal courts.