Origins of the Federal Judiciary: Essays on the Judiciary Act of 1789


The Judiciary Act of 1789 established a federal court system, an experiment that became one of the outstanding features of American democracy. Yet little has been written about the origins of the Act. This volume of essays analyzes the Act from political and legal perspectives while enhancing our understanding of the history of the judiciary and its role in the constitutional interpretation.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Natalie Wexler
  • Akhil Reed Amar
  • G. Edward White
  • John D. Gordan III
  • Kathryn Preyer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992