Under Chief Justice J. Rutledge to Ellsworth (1789–1801), the Court heard some case

Is first decision was West v. Barnes 1791, a matter of procedure.

And since the court initially had only six members, each decision made by

majority was also made by two-thirds.However, Congress has always allowed

less than the full membership of the court to make decisions.

which began in 1789 with a quorum of four judges. The court did not have

Home of its own and had little prestige, position not helped by the highest-profile case of

The era, Chisholm v. Georgia (1793), which was ruled by the adoption of 

The Eleventh Amendment. was reversed within the year.

Joe Hughes, Stone and Vinson Court During 1930–1953, the court gained 

its residence in 1935 and could change its interpretation of the Constitution.

The powers of the federal government to facilitate President Franklin D.

have been widely read. And Roosevelt's New Deal is most prominently a West Coast hotel company.

Joe Parish, Wickard v. Philburn, United States v. Darby, and United States v.

During World War II, the court continued to support government power, 

upholding the detention of Japanese citizens and the obligatory pledge of allegiance.

Nevertheless, Gobitis was soon rejected and the Steel

Forfeiture case restricted the pro-government trend.