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Monthly Archives: July 2016

What is the process for being appointed to the federal bench? Posted on Jul 13

Many American citizens may not be familiar with how a person become a judge for a US Court of Appeals or US District Court. However, they can find the answer in a recent Congressional Research Service report (R43762) which explains the process in detail.  Under   …Continue Reading What is the process for being appointed to the federal bench?

More about Alexander Hamilton Posted on Jul 12

More about Alexander Hamilton

Last month, the American Antiquarian Society created and mounted an online resource to present #hamildays: A Hamilton-Inspired Journey Through the Stacks. This #InstaArchive is the work of Amy L. Tims, project cataloger at the AAS Library, and her colleagues. She used “the social media platform   …Continue Reading More about Alexander Hamilton

The legacy of Alexander Hamilton’s Death by Duel Posted on Jul 11

The legacy of Alexander Hamilton's Death by Duel

July 11 marks the 212th anniversary of the duel in Weehawken, New Jersey, between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr that took Hamilton’s life. In the eighteenth century, the Irish Code Duello was adopted as a set of guidelines that were known and used in America   …Continue Reading The legacy of Alexander Hamilton’s Death by Duel