answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

A Supreme Court is established by Article III Section 1 of the US Constitution. The Supreme Court of the United States was created by the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. It was organized on February 2nd, 1790

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

The US Supreme Court was established with the US Constitution was ratified. It did not actually exist until after the president and Congress were elected and the new government took power. Washington appointed the first justices and they were confirmed by the Senate in 1789, Washington's first year in office.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

The US Supreme Court was established in 1789.

Article III of the Constitution required that the government include a Supreme Court, but vested Congress with the authority to implement its creation. The first bill of the new Senate was The Judiciary Act of 1789, which established not only the Supreme Court, but the office of US Attorney General, and a fledgling federal court system.

The Supreme Court met for the first time at the Merchant Exchange Building in New York City, on February 2, 1790.

The original Court consisted of six Justices: one Chief Justice, and five Associate Justices, with four being required to form a quorum (a large enough group to vote).

Chief Justice

John Jay

Associate Justices

John Rutledge

William Cushing

James Wilson

John Blair

James Iredell

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Congress established the US Supreme Court as mandated by the Constitution when it passed the Judiciary Act of 1789 on September 24, 1789. The Court met for the first time on February 2, 1790.

More Information

The US Constitution, ratified by the states on June 21, 1788, became operational on March 4, 1789. Article III of the Constitution required the new government to establish a Supreme Court and whatever lower federal courts it felt were needed to handle "cases and controversies" involving Federal Laws, treaties, and constitutional issues.

One of the first Acts of the First Congress of the US was to pass legislation creating the Judicial branch of government, which they accomplished with the Judiciary Act of 1789 on September 24, 1789. President Washington nominated six justices -- one Chief Justice, and five Associate Justices -- the same day. The Senate approved Washington's choices by voice vote (no recorded count) two days later, on September 26, 1789.

The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the original Terms of the Court as February and August of each year, requiring justices to "ride circuit," or travel among the thirteen states, hearing cases on appeal between Terms. The Supreme Court met for the first time on February 2, 1790, at the Royal Exchange Building (also called Merchant's Exchange) in New York City. The justices didn't have any cases to review until August 1791, so they spent their brief time together discussing rules and procedures.

For more information, see Related Questions, below.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

The US Supreme Court was founded at Federal Hall in New York City in September 1789, under the Judiciary Act of 1789. The first six justices were appointed on September 26, 1789, and convened the first session of the Court on February 2, 1790. They heard their first case on August 2, 1791 (the first 18 months was spent discussing procedure).

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago

The Supreme Court was created in 1789 by the Judiciary Act. Originally, there were only six Supreme Court justices, though there are nine today.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago

Supreme Court of the United States was created in 1789.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

1736

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: When was the supreme court started?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp