Historical Rules of the Supreme Court (1790-Present)

March 27th, 2017

Last week, with zero fanfare, the Supreme Court posted the rules of the Supreme Court dating all the way back to 1790. I reviewed the first PDF, which includes rules from 1790 till 1850.

The Court also posted the journals of the Supreme Court from 1889 to 1992. For example, on May 1, 1890 (Bates #67, page 147 of PDF), you see the notation that “Grover Cleveland, of New York City” was admitted to practice. Yes, former-President Cleveland.

I summarize the highlights in this Twitter moment.