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Uniformity Sought In Federal Court Procedures


The growth of the federal courts in the 20th century forces Congress to improve the courts’ administration and operations. In 1922, Congress establishes the Conference of Senior Circuit Judges, which in 1948 will be renamed the Judicial Conference of the United States. The conference is to “serve as the principal policy-making body concerned with the administration of the United States Courts.” It keeps track of the business of the federal courts and promotes uniformity of procedures and conduct of court business.