Irvine Luther Lenroot

Irvine Luther Lenroot (1869 - 1949) was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin and he also served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals from 1929 to 1944. On December 11, 1925 Clarence Darrow debated Lenroot about whether the United States should join the World Court. During the debate at Princeton University Darrow "ridiculed the World Court as an institution without power, with no way of enforcing its decrees, of no value anyway and an inevitable step toward the participation of this country in the League of Nations." COLLEGIANS DEMAND WE ENTER THE COURT, New York Times, Dec. 11, 1925. p. 19. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-hec-16210