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For its first 145 years, the Court bounced around as a tenant in about a dozen other buildings intended for other purposes. It first met in 1790 in the Royal Exchange Building in New York City, then the temporary U.S. capital. But the Court had no cases to decide, and it busied itself with appointing a crier, now the Court clerk, and admitting lawyers to the bar.  more...


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