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On this day in 1790: George Washington appoints James Iredell of Edenton to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among Iredell’s attributes, says Washington, is that “he is of a State of some importance in the Union that has given no character to a federal office.” The English-born Iredell, who proves to be one of the court’s […]

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“Serving as North Carolina’s attorney general in 1780, [James] Iredell complained to his wife about the work of North Carolina’s lawmakers, calling it ‘the vilest collection of trash ever formed by a legislative body.’ ” — From “The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of […]

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