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The U.S. Supreme Court has a history stretching back far earlier than 1787. Its English, colonial, Revolutionary, and even Confederation era forebears influenced the court's creators when they met in muggy Philadelphia to design America's new government system. Learn more about governors' councils in this event devoted to our judicial history.

Bring your lunch and learn about Library Fellow Sally Hadden's research project, One Supreme Court.

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Sally Hadden is a Professor of History at Western Michigan University. She has written or edited four books, including Slave Patrols, and is the author of more than 25 articles and book chapters in the field of early American legal history. One Supreme Court, co-authored with Maeva Marcus (George Washington University), scrutinizes the first Supreme Court of the 1790s in light of its English, colonial, and Revolutionary era forebears.

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