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On This Date in Legal History

On September 24, 1789, President George Washington signed into law the Judiciary Act. The Act created our federal court system. It stated the Supreme Court was to have a chief justice and five associate justices (but Congress has since increased … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 29, 1745, Oliver Ellsworth was born. He was a respected lawyer, a judge on the Connecticut Supreme Court, he served in the Continental Congress, he helped draft our Constitution, was a member of the U.S. Senate, he played … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Act of 1789

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was signed into law on this date.  The Act created our federal court system.  It stated the Supreme Court was to have a chief justice and five associate justices (today there are eight associate justices). … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Act of 1789

The Judiciary Act of 1789 was signed into law on this date.  The Act created our federal court system.  It stated the Supreme Court was to have a chief justice and five associate justices (today there are eight associate justices). … Continue reading

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