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National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our
democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in
popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September,
National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National
Association of Secretaries of State (
NASS). It is further supported by
the National Association of State Election Directors (
NASED), the U.S.
Election Assistance Commission (
EAC), and the National Association
of Election Officials (
The Election Center).

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COURT WAS ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1789

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First meeting of the United States Supreme Court, Feb. 1790.

The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President
George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States
as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until
death or retirement. That day, President Washington nominated
John Jay
to preside as chief justice, and John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair,
Robert Harrison, and James Wilson to be associate justices. On September
26, all six appointments were confirmed by the
U.S. Senate.

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John Jay (December 23, 1745 – May 17, 1829)

FIRST Chief Justice of the United States
In office September 26, 1789 – June 29, 1795

   
    
    
    
    
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The Old Royal Exchange, in New York City, where the first
meeting of the Court was held in February 1790, though
with no cases to hear.


            
        
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