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And Justice for All: A History of the Federal District Court of Eastern Missouri
by Burton A. Boxerman
Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2014 

And Justice for All: A History of the Federal District Court of Eastern Missouri was written by Burton A. Boxerman and published on September 15, 2014 by the Southeast Missouri State University Press. Mr. Boxerman is a retired teacher of American history and government and holds a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

This book was a project of the Eastern District’s Senior Judge E. Richard Webber, who serves on the Board of the Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit. Judge Webber formed a committee of experts including prominent attorneys who, like himself, are passionate about legal history, and worked with author and historian Boxerman who brought it all to life in words.

The 542 page book begins with a history of the federal judiciary and its selection process. As the story of the Eastern District unfolds, the reader sees photos of the district’s past and present federal judges (district, magistrate and bankruptcy) and courthouses.  Also included are images of docket sheets from the Dred Scott case, a bibliography, and index.



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