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U.S. District Court Launches New Website

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland is pleased to announce the launch of its new website this Thursday, December 22, 2016.  The new site includes information about the administration of the court and pages specific to various constituencies, such as attorneys, jurors, self-represented parties, and general visitors to the court.  Subject-specific pages related to types of cases or procedures will also allow practitioners and litigants to more easily locate information on our site.

The Court also is pleased to announce that the new website will for the first time include a link to the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland that will feature videos of oral histories, court events such as the Bicentennial Celebration in 1990, presentations about historic cases such as the prosecutions of Spiro T. Agnew and Father Philip Berrigan and the Catonsville Nine;  historic documents such as a pardon signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 in the Benjamin Brown case, pleadings in an admiralty law case filed in 1790 concerning the Brigantine Juliana,  and Justice Taney’s handwritten opinion issued in 1861 in Ex Parte Merryman; and judicial portraits. (To view any of the videos in full screen, you will need to use a browser other than Internet Explorer.)

As part of the new website, the court will begin using a new public notification system that will allow anyone to subscribe to various electronic notification lists related to the District of Maryland. 

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