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JUDICIARY ACT Definition & Legal Meaning

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The name commonly given to the act of congress of September 24, 1789, (1 St. at Large, 73,) by which the system of federal courts was organized, and their powers and jurisdiction defined. Judiciis posterioribus fides est adhi- beuda. Faith or credit is to be given to the later judgments. 13 Coke, 14.


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