Saturday, August 4, 2018

Fact of the Day: Early Supreme Court

John Jay and the rest of the original judges for America's first days of the Supreme Court were really excited when their jobs started. However they ended up going home for months because there were no cases to decide on at the time. 

5 comments:

Haddock said...

Goes to show how crime free it was then.

Anonymous said...

It didn't take long for the Supreme Court to file decisions. Perhaps the most controversial of the Supreme Court's early decisions was Chisholm v. Georgia, in which it held that the federal judiciary could hear lawsuits against states. Soon thereafter, responding to the concerns of several states, Congress proposed the Eleventh Amendment, which granted states immunity from certain types of lawsuits in federal courts. The Amendment was ratified in 1795

Pat Hatt said...

Sure don't have to worry about that now

Kirk said...

I wonder if they were still paid.

Martha said...

That is really interesting