United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Legislative History

June 23, 1790
1 Stat. 128
Congress organized Rhode Island as one judicial district, authorized one judgeship for the U.S. district court, and assigned the district to the Eastern Circuit.
February 13, 1801
2 Stat. 89
Judiciary Act of 1801 reorganized the federal courts into six circuits and assigned the District of Rhode Island to the First Circuit.
April 29, 1802
2 Stat. 156
After repealing the Judiciary Act of 1801, Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1802 again organized the federal courts into six circuits and assigned the District of Rhode Island to the First Circuit.
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
One additional judgeship authorized.
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
One additional judgeship authorized.

Authorized Judgeships

1790
1
1966
2
1984
3