Supreme Court Convenes For First Time In New York

1790

Three of the newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court justices convene in New York, the temporary capital, for the first time. The Judiciary Act requires the justices to sit twice a year, but as the justices begin their first term, there is little for them to do. According to the Supreme Court Historical Society, appeals from lower tribunals came slowly. For its first three years, the Court has almost no business at all.