United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Legislative History

March 3, 1891
26 Stat. 826
Congress established U.S. circuit courts of appeals for each of the nine judicial circuits and assigned the sitting judge of the U.S. Circuit Courts for the First Circuit to sit also on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, effective June 16, 1891. The act also authorized an additional judgeship for the First Circuit’s new court.
January 21, 1905
33 Stat. 611
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
January 28, 1915
38 Stat. 803
This act assigned the District of Puerto Rico to the First Circuit and provided for appeals from the district court of Puerto Rico to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
One additional judgeship authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
 
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
Two additional judgeships authorized for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Authorized Judgeships

1891 2
1905 3
1978 4
1984 6