Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fishman, "Third Circuit Court Reports (1789-1879)"

The most recent issue of the Law Library Journal includes an article that may be of interest: "Third Circuit Court Reports (1789-1879)," by Joel Fishman (independent scholar, former Associate Director for Lawyer Services, Duquesne University Center for Legal Information/Allegheny County Law Library). Here's the abstract:
The history of court reporting of the federal lower judiciary dates from the early days of the Republic. Mr. Fishman helps to document that history by reviewing the publication of the reports for the Third Circuit (circuit and district courts) covering the nominative reports from the late-eighteenth to the late-nineteenth century, before their republication in Federal Cases by West Publishing Company. A bibliography is appended.