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A look at the background, the politics and at other positions taken by Supreme Court Justice James Iredell to provide context to, and some explanation for, his dissenting opinion in the case Chisholm v. Georgia. Justice Iredell was a member of the first supreme court of the United States and was appointed by President George Washington in 1790. In Chisholm v. Georgia (1793), Iredell as the lone dissenter supported the position of law that would preclude suits by citizens of one state against another state, a result that was ultimately accomplished through the adoption of the Eleventh Amendment.
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