Wiley Blount Rutledge

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Rutledge, Wiley Blount, Jr.

(1894–1949) Supreme Court justice; born in Cloverport, Ky. He was a law professor when President Franklin D. Roosevelt named him to the U.S. Court of Appeals (1939–43), and then to the U.S. Supreme Court (1943–49), where he was known for his defense of civil liberties.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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The dissenting bloc, led by Justice Wiley B. Rutledge, quoted extensively from James Madison's writings and warned that acquiescing on this demand for aid would only lead to more.