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Tue Jun 27, 2023, 05:17 PM Jun 2023

SCOTUS Edit Data and Chart

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The Supreme Court first assembled on February 1, 1790, in the Exchange Building in New York City -- then the Nation’s Capital. Chief Justice John Jay was, however, forced to postpone the initial meeting of the Court until the next day since, due to transportation problems, some of the Justices were not able to reach New York until February 2.

The earliest sessions of the Court were devoted to organizational proceedings. The first cases reached the Supreme Court during its second year, and the Justices handed down their first opinion on August 3, 1791 in the case of West v. Barnes.

(From a defunct link)When did the Supreme Court first meet?

The first meeting of the Court was scheduled to take place in New York City on Monday, February 1, 1790, but the lack of a quorum (only three of the six Justices were present) delayed the official opening until the following day, Tuesday, February 2, 1790.


"From the Record: U.S. Supreme Court first convened by ceremony, at 1:00 p.m. LAT, lower Broad Street, New York City. [Source: New York Law Review, March 1940.]

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Posted By: blazingstar1776 , Tue Jan 5, 2010 8:36 pm

The 1790 supreme court chart @ lower Manhattan (NYC) captures the inaugural ceremony convened at 1:00 p.m. local apparent time, which makes it 13:14:14 hrs LMT +4:56:04. Note the Moon anti-culminating @ 24-Vi-52


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