Because of his love of legal history and his respect for the United
States Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri ,
Senior United States District Judge E. Richard Webber had long
desired to have a formal history of the Court. With author and
historian Burton A. Boxerman as writer, Judge Webber formed a
committee of experts that included prominent attorneys in the
private practice of law who shared his passion for legal history
and the court system.
Beginning with the Court’s roots in the Articles of the
Confederation, Boxerman describes the history of the Federal
Judiciary and its selection process that ensures rigorous
consideration of qualifications. He includes the judges’
biographies, available photos, and discussions of many major cases
and their implications, with copies in the appendix of the original
documents in the famous Dred Scott trial.
Boxerman writes that the court in which these judges hear cases has
been and continues to be a forum of integrity, where justice is
fairly dispensed and everyone has the opportunity to be heard.
Missouri’s United States District Court for the Eastern District is
today, as it has always been, an institution that truly metes out
“justice for all.”