(Supreme Court) On This Day- February 1st

Michael Thomas, Editor

On this day, February the 1st, in the year of 1790, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the highest court within the American judiciary system, began its first assembly.

Presiding on Broad Street in New York City, New York, the first Chief Justice, John Jay, saw over that day limited happenings (History).

However, due to multiple justices not making it to the city by the 1st, the session officially began on the 2nd (Cockle Legal Briefs) (Politico).

The Supreme Court would go on to become one of the world’s most influential and powerful courts.

To read more daily facts and tidbits and about American history, see the Barron Perspectives “On this Day Archives” webpage and articles such as “(California Gold Rush) On This Day – January 24th” and “(Zimmermann Note) On This Day – January 16th”.