Following the election of President Washington in 1789, on Feb. 1, 1790, the first session of the U.S. Supreme Court convened, thus establishing the separation of powers outlined in the U.S. Constitution. The original Chief Justices Jay, Rutledge, and Ellsworth lacked a real home and initial prestige, though would come to be defined by important political acts.
Today In History- February 1
First session of U.S. Supreme Court.
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U.S. Supreme Court convenes first session.
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