One hundred and twenty-five years ago, during the little-remembered presidency of Benjamin Harrison, Congress put in place one of the building blocks of our modem legal system. The Evarts Act, signed into law in 1891, created a new Article III federal court for the first time since the ill-fated and short-lived Midnight Judges Act of 1801.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Witt, John, "CONSTRAINT, AUTHORITY, AND THE RULE OF LAW IN A FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS" (2018). Faculty Scholarship Series. 5273.