James Iredell (October 5, 1751 – October 20, 1799) was one of the original Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. A Founding Father, he was a Federalist - proponent of the Constitution when it was proposed in 1787; he received national attention for writing a rebuttal to a critique by Anti-Federalist George Mason. On the Supreme Court, Iredell dissented in the case Chisholm v. Georgia - maintaining that the states did not owe their origin to the federal government; his dissent would prevail in Congress with the passing of the Eleventh Amendment.
- ↑ James Iredell, Sr. (1751-1799) (English) (HTML). North Carolina History Project. John Locke Foundation.
- ↑ James Iredell (English) (HTML). law.jrank.