Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

James Iredell: not Hamilton, but well-qualified for Supreme Court

Unlike Alexander Hamilton, a more famous Founding Father who wrote extensively about the proposed Constitution and championed its ratification – and later became a 21st century cultural icon who made it to Broadway two hundred years after his death – James Iredell had to settle for a mere appointment to the first U.S. Supreme Court.

Iredell’s name, image and likeness are nowhere to be found outsid...

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