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Establishing Justice in Middle America

Eighth Circuit history published December 2007! Establishing Justice in Middle America: A History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by Jeffrey Brandon Morris; foreword by the Honorable William H. Webster. Available for purchase from the University of Minnesota Press as well as various retail and online bookstores.



           The Historical Society's mission is to preserve and celebrate the rich history of the federal courts of the seven states that make up the Eighth Circuit. Toward this end, the Historical Society has organized separate branches for each of the United States district courts located in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as a branch for the circuit court of appeals that encompasses all of these states.

           The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit is a not-for-profit corporation organized and operating under the laws of the State of Missouri. It is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives of each of the branches. The Historical Society and its branches are tax exempt organizations pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the Historical Society are tax deductible. The Historical Society not a part of, nor is it controlled by any of the courts, judges or employees of the courts.

           The Historical Society welcomes inquiry and participation by all interested persons. For information regarding membership, please contact Ann Fessenden, PO Box 722, St. Louis, MO 63188, or the branch for your court.


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Updated Dec. 14, 2007
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