Today in Legal History…February 4, 1801

Today in Legal History…February 4, 1801

POSTED: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 6:40pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm

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.