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Government Information: Judicial Branch

Provides an overview of the FDLP and GPO. Also links to other government information sources/portals for librarians and the public.

Seal of the Supreme Court of the United States

Federal Judicial Branch

The judicial branch is made up of the Supreme Court, Lower Courts, Special Courts, and court support organizations.

http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Judicial.shtml

The Supreme Court

Article III, §1, of the Constitution provides that "[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish." The Supreme Court of the United States was created in accordance with this provision and by authority of the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789 (1 Stat. 73). It was organized on February 2, 1790.

Supreme Court of the United States

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Abbie Landry
Contact:
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
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Northwestern State University
Natchitoches LA 71497
318-357-4403