Supreme Court Trivia

Supreme Courtfirsts and Beginnings

When did the Supreme Court initially meet?

The U.S. Supreme Court initially met in February 1790. The Judiciary Act of 1789 provided that the Court would hold two sessions annually, beginning the first Mondays of February and August.

Levi Woodbury was the first U.S. Supreme Court justice to attend law school. Daguerreotype Collection/Library of Congress.

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