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Wilson, James

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

James Wilson (1742–1798), served as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1789 until 1798. Born in 1742 near St. Andrews in Scotland, he immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1764, where he taught and studied law under John Dickinson. Active ...

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