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Creation of the Judiciary
Sen. William Paterson
Sen. William Paterson of New Jersey
by James Sharples
(Courtesy of the United States Supreme Court)

William Paterson, like Ellsworth a lawyer with extensive experience, drafted the sections of the bill that related to the structure of the federal court system.

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