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Justice James Iredell
Justice James Iredell
Whichard, Willis P.
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Publication Information:
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, ©2000.
Physical Description:
xviii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
A revised and redacted version of thesis (S.J.D.)--University of Virginia.
That amusing study, the law -- The fundamental, unrepealable law -- Sufferings in the public service -- An open and eager part in rebellion -- Ablest defender of the Constitution -- Acknowledged leader for ratification : prefatory skirmishes -- Acknowledged leader for ratification : the real objection -- Acknowledged leader for ratification : fatal disunion remedied -- A high and important office -- An associate of presidents -- Overt partisanship from the bench -- Not a time of great decisions -- Sovereign power dragged before a court : Chisholm v. Georgia -- The life of a post boy -- The character of the business done -- Trials almost too much to bear -- Great civilities and distinction -- The most-serious mortifications -- Felicitous relationships -- Friends, finances, faith, fun, foibles -- King of terrors and terror of kings -- A parting assessment.
"This book offers the first full biographical account of one of the justices of the original Court, James Iredell of North Carolina. It briefly considers Iredell as a professional - one of the best lawyers of the period in his state - before focusing more extensively on his roles as statesman and jurist. It concludes by considering aspects of the man himself: his family relations, slave ownership, friends, finances, religion, and general humanity." "Justice James Iredell is the life story of a consummate Federalist who retained an abiding commitment to the residual sovereignty of the states. The story, as the author notes and the book demonstrates, "is as old as the American republic, but it has pertinency as current as the Clinton impeachment proceedings and the Supreme Court's 1998-99 term.""--Jacket.
Local Note:

Gift - John D. Fassett.