Ninth Circuit Courthouse Celebrated

Ninth Circuit Courthouse Celebrated – October, 2014

The oldest active federal courthouse west of the Mississippi, Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse, was celebrated in a special program in October, 2014. Professor
James Mooney of the University of Oregon School of Law recounted the life and career of Oregon’s first district judge, Matthew Deady to over 100 guests
in the building’s courtroom.

The NJCHS engaged CWF Media to videotape the October 23rd program in its entirety for ultimate distribution to the Ninth Circuit and interested high schools.
To obtain a copy of the videotape, please contact: or call
(415) 757-0286. Attendees were given copies of the special issue of Western Legal History devoted to the history of the courthouse. This special issue
features an article on Matthew Deady, an oral history of Judge John Kilkenny, who led preservation efforts in the 1970s, an article by Circuit Judge
Diarmuid O’Scannlain, and a historical photo essay.