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The Senate Judiciary Committee creates and processes hundreds of documents every Congress.  The documents created by the Committee vary from letters to various department heads, to important oversight letters and documents.  Other documents include Chairman's Rulings, subpoenas and subpoena authorizations.

These documents help internal staff and the public better understand the issues that face the Committee every day.  They contribute to the important legislative and oversight functions that are a major part of the Judiciary Committee's jurisdiction.


Did You Know?  The U.S. Courts of Appeals were the first federal courts designed exclusively to hear cases on appeal from trial courts.  In an effort to relieve the caseload burden in the Supreme Court, and to handle a dramatic increase in federal filings, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1891, establishing nine courts of appeals, one for each judicial circuit.

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