William Cushing

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Cushing, William

(1732–1810) Supreme Court justice; born in Scituate, Mass. Originally a judge for the English crown, he supported the American Revolution and became a prominent judge in Massachusetts (1777–89). He was the first associate justice appointed by President Washington to the U.S. Supreme Court (1790–1810).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan's memory may be made to the Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066.
Van Braam--was resolved by an opinion of the Court, delivered by Justice Wilson, (204) apparently because Justice Cushing recused himself on the grounds that he had decided the case in the circuit court.
In one ruling labeled as being "By the Court," Dallas observed in a footnote that Justice Cushing "did not seem to coincide in this opinion, but the other three Judges [who were present] were decided." Bingham I, 3 U.S.
Clearly, separate appointments are not unconstitutional--the uncontroversial promotions of Justice Cushing and Justice White look like proof positive.

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