Community and Educational Resources
The judges and staff of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi applaud your interest in learning about the federal judiciary. On this page you will find resources to learn more about our federal court system and how it works. We hope that you will use these tools for school projects, papers, or to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us to schedule a courthouse tour, field trip, or for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Pathways to the Bench: Judge Juan Sanchez
Pathways to the Bench:Judge Maria Valdez
Constitution and Citizenship Day (September 17)
Distance Learning Resources: Follow this link for a variety of virtual learning civics lessons with activities, videos, lesson plans, and discussion questions.
The Rule of Law in Real Life
In the following activities, you will apply landmark Supreme Court law to contemporary, everyday situations.
The First Amendent: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assemply, and Petition
The Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure
The Fifth Amendment: Your Rights When in Police Custody
The Sixth Amendment: Right to Counsel and a Fair Trial.
Behind the Robe
Did you ever wonder how someone becomes a federal judge? Like the rest of us, federal judges come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each has their own unique story. Explore the links below to learn more about federal judges.
About the Federal Court
Guardians of the Constitution
The federal courts uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
One of the most important duties of a United States citizen is serving on a jury. The jury plays a critical role in the federal judiciary and ensure that justice is served.
Annual Observances and Resources
Mississippi Northern District
Merit Badge Resources