First Reported U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Gilbert Stuart portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Jay, at the National Gallery of Art

First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay. Gilbert Stuart portrait at the National Gallery of Art

On this day in 1792, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its first reported decision, Georgia v. Brailsford, 2 U.S. 402 (1792). Georgia was the first United States Supreme Court case where a state appeared as a party.

You can read the opinion online at Cornell Law’s Legal Information Institute

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