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A new video shows scenes from a memorable day in which the Judiciary naturalized 8,500 new citizens in a coast-to-coast celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.

In a first for the federal Judiciary, America’s newest citizens are being invited to join an annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, by taking part in more than two dozen naturalization ceremonies that will be held from Maine to Alaska on Sept. 17 and 18.

In celebration of July Fourth, citizens, attorneys and federal judges from across the country reflect on what independence means and how the U.S. courts protect their freedoms. In a brief video, participants from Washington, New York City and San Francisco also share their thoughts on two key phrases from the Declaration of Independence: "All men are created equal," and "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Federal Judiciary Act of 1789, the Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association have teamed up to sponsor a nationwide essay contest for high school students.

With May 17 approaching as the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the U.S. Courts website has resources to commemorate the landmark ruling that ended segregation in public education.

A new federal courthouse in Yuma, Ariz., named for slain U.S. District Chief Judge John M. Roll, was formally dedicated in a ceremony on April 24, 2014.

In the mid-1940s, Judge J. Waties Waring from South Carolina had an epiphany that shook his life, his state, and American racial history. Segregation, he concluded, was not just wrong, but unlawful. On April 11, Judge Waring’s legacy was reclaimed, with a statue honoring his memory.

The 225th Anniversary of the Judiciary Act, and how federal courts continue to affect average Americans today, will be a key theme in the U.S. courts’ public education efforts for 2014.

African American History Month, celebrated every February, this year occurs during the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of Freedom Summer, two landmark events that helped end legal segregation in America.

A federal judge from the Northern District of Ohio held a recent naturalization ceremony at a Cleveland history museum, and in the process created a memorable event for two groups.


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