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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Judiciary of the United States. (search)
ted States district attorney appointed for each district in which circuit and district courts are held, to look after the interest of the government in all cases that concern it. Women were admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of the United States by act of Congress, approved Feb. 15, 1879. In addition to the above, there are special courts created from time to time for specific purposes, as the court on Spanish War claims. In 1900 Congress established a district court for Alaska, with judges residing in Juneau, St. Michael's, and Eagle City, and also provided a civil code for the Territory. In cases where constitutional questions are involved, appeals and writs of error from this court may be taken to the United States Supreme Court; where other questions are involved they may be taken to the United States Circuit Court of the 9th District. For a full list of the judges of the Supreme Court, Circuit Courts, District Courts, Court of Claims, etc., see federal government.