The Burger Court (1969–86)


What were some of the administrative programs that were developed during the Burger Court era?

Warren Burger was known to spend many hours fulfilling his duties as the chief of the federal judiciary. Under his watch, the Institute for Court Management (1970), the National Institute for State Courts (1971), and the National Institute for Correction (1974) were established. In 1973, Burger founded the Supreme Court Fellows program, which allows talented individuals to work for the Court, the Federal Judicial Center, and the Administrative Office of the Courts for one year.

U.S. Supreme Court chief justice Warren Burger. Robert S. Oakes/Library of Congress.

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