For a discussion of the history of the D.C. legislative and judicial system before the latest major change in the governing arrangements laid out in the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act ("Home Rule Act"), Pub. L. No. 93-198, 87 Stat. 744 (1973) (D.C. Code §§ 1-201.01 to 1-207.71), please consult:
For acts relating to the establishment of the District of Columbia and its various forms of governmental organization, check volume 1 of the D.C. Official Code (KFD1230 2001 .A22).