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The Jay, Rutledge, and Ellsworth Courts (1789–1800)

Introduction

Which justice had the most judicial experience?

By far, Justice William Cushing had the most prior judicial experience. He had been a judge in Massachusetts for nearly twenty years. He served as a probate judge for two years in 1760–61, on the Superior Court of Massachusetts for five years, and on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts for twelve years.



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