History of the Supreme Court of Ohio 1802-1834

1802 Graphical timeline of the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Click here to access historical information regarding the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio from 1802-1834. Click here to access historical information regarding the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio from 1851-1864. Click here to access historical information regarding the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio from 1901-1922. Click here to access historical information regarding the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio from 1968-2004. Click to access the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio from 1851-1864. Present

1802 - First Ohio Constitution establishes Supreme Court and court of common pleas. The three-judge Supreme court to be appointed by Congress and hold court in each county every year. Judges must ride horseback across Ohio, a practice known as "riding the circuit."

1807- Supreme Court case, Rutherford v. M'Faddon, establishes judicial review, allowing court to decide constitutionality of laws.

1809- Following Rutherford v. M'Faddon, legislature tries to impeach two Ohio Supreme Court justices. The attempt was unsuccessful.

1834 - Supreme Court judges now cover 72 counties and ride over 2,000 miles on horseback annually.

See - Supreme Court judges 1803 - 1850