Thursday, December 23, 2004


In his 1919 history of the North Carolina Supreme Court (177 N.C. 617), Chief Justice Walter Clark gave the religious affiliation of all 40 former and current members of the court that he could recall. (Twenty-three, since you asked, were Episcopalian.) But the three who were "freethinkers" he declined to identify by name--perhaps he thought he was doing them a favor. Now Susan Jacoby tells their story.

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