Today in Legal History…February 4, 1801
POSTED: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 5:40pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:57pm
John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall was the longest serving Chief Justice with 34 years and probably the most influential. He participated in over 1,000 cases and authored over 500 decisions.