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Echo of Its Time: The History of the Federal District Court of Nebraska, 1867-1933

Echo of Its Time: The History of the Federal District Court of Nebraska, 1867-1933

By John R. Wunder & Mark R. Scherer
Published by the University of Nebraska Press
February 2019

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A project of the District of Nebraska branch of the Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit culminated in the February 2019 release by the University of Nebraska Press of a published history of the district. Echo of Its Time traces the development of the court from its inception in 1867 through 1933 while discussing the careers and cases of its first four judges: Elmer Dundy, William Munger, Thomas Munger (no relation), and Joseph Woodrough.

John R. Wunder, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and former director of the Center for Great Plains Studies. Mark Scherer, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska Omaha and a former practicing attorney. Both are well-published authors of history.


 

 

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