Eighth Circuit Historical Society

The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Court of Appeals Branch


2002 Annual Report of the Court of Appeals Branch
of the Historical Society of the
United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

(from annual Board of Directors meeting, September 4, 2002)

The Appeals branch's primary project is publication of a history of the Eighth Circuit, for which Professor Jeffrey Morris was hired. The seven-chapter manuscript has been drafted and sent to the Court of Appeals judges, Judge Peterson, and the University of Missouri Press. As the University of Missouri Press feels the manuscript is lengthy, the branch is also pursuing other publishers: University of Nebraska, University of Minnesota, and the GPO, which printed the Fourth Circuit's history. A revised draft will be sent later this year. The peer review process will take six months, and then production will take a further one and a half years.

Other Appeals activities are the John F. Dillon essay contest, with the 2001-2002 academic year award going to Evan Simone.


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