History MattersFebruary 1 to February 14, 2020

Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

The Supreme Court was established by Article three of the Constitution, which was ratified in 1788. Six justices, a Chief Justice, and five Associate Justices — all named by the President of the United States — were to serve for life. George Washington selected John Jay to be the country’s inaugural Chief Justice, while John Rutledge of South Carolina, William Cushing of Massachusetts…