10. With Marshall’s advent to the Court as Chief Justice in 1801, the Court abandoned the English tradition of having each judge write his own legal opinion in favour of having one ‘Opinion of the Court’ laying out the reasoning behind the decision. During Marshall’s 34 years as Chief Justice, he wrote over a thousand such opinions, and respect for him was such that dissenting and even separate concurring opinions were rarely filed. Newspapers gave coverage to the reasoning in the opinions and such reports were followed by an interested public. Until 1816, there was no officially appointed Reporter of the decisions. Prior to that, private individuals, and after that, the official Reporter, published, for profit, bound volumes of opinions that, consistent with English practice, bore their names, ie, Alexander Dallas (1790–1800), William Cranch (1801–1815), Henry Wheaton (1816–1827), etc. Finally, in 1874, the Congress appropriated funds for official publication under the title United States Reports, retroactively numbering them to begin with the first Dallas volume. Today, the United States Government Printing Office publishes the bound official reports. Individual printed ‘slip opinions’ are available immediately upon issuance by the Court.