Morrison Waite

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Noun1.Morrison Waite - United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
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He wrote to Chief Justice Morrison Waite, who wrote the Court's opinion: "I have been afraid to come and see you since that 'Dred' decision...."
Writing for the 7-2 majority, Chief Justice Morrison Waite upheld the fixed rates, writing that when private property is "affected with a public interest" it becomes open to greater regulation.
In the Supreme Court's first case interpreting the Constitution's free exercise clause, Chief Justice Morrison Waite endowed the next two centuries of religion clause jurisprudence with a generous legacy of constitutional history.