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Archival Collection of Judge Roger J. Miner: 1981-2012


This collection contains:

  • Sentencing Files

    • Files covering the sentencing phases of 309 criminal proceedings in the District Court between 1981 and 1985.  The files contain, among other items, presentence reports, briefs, exhibits, recommendations, hundreds of pieces of original correspondence, and Judge Miner’s sentencing and related notes.

  • Decisions

    • Original copies of 449 of Judge Miner’s District Court decisions issued between 1981 and 1985, arranged in reverse chronological order and indexed according to subject matter. The decisions span a wide range of subject matter, including antitrust, bankruptcy, civil rights, criminal law, discovery, employment discrimination, habeas corpus, jurisdiction, labor law, patents, securities, social security, tax and trademark law.

  • Miscellaneous Files

    • Caseload statistics reports, memoranda, Judge Miner’s biographical information, material relating to law clerks and prospective law clerks, correspondence with counsel and other judges, miscellaneous correspondence, and plea agreements. 

  • Chambers Files

    • Copies of briefs, trial exhibits, jury charges and correspondence, and Judge Miner’s notes from 115 cases in the District Court.

  • Sample Jury Charges

    • Sample jury charges from matters tried before Judge Miner in the District Court between October 1981 and September 1985, arranged according to subject matter.  Many of the jury charges are handwritten or annotated directly by Judge Miner.

  • Minutes of the Court

    • The transcribed stenographic Minutes of the Court provide a day-to-day journal of District Court sessions over which Judge Miner presided.  The minutes cover trials (civil and criminal), arguments of motions, and conferences with counsel. 

  • Record Books

    • Twenty-five Daily Record Books containing Judge Miner’s notes and observations in cases tried before him.  These books, containing thousands of pages, include Judge Miner’s own indexes and summaries of testimony and arguments.