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JOHN ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL: ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT 1853-1861

Connor, Henry G.


Item #: 7176

Pages: viii,310p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

An Alabama attorney raised in Georgia, Campbell wasappointed to the court by Franklin Pierce. He resigned in1861 to join the Confederacy, eventually serving as itsAssistant Secretary of War. He became a successful attorneyin New Orleans during Reconstruction and his eminencebrought him before the Supreme Court many times. In theSlaughterhouse Cases (1873) he argued that the Due ProcessClause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibited stateencroachment on economic liberty. Although his argumentfailed in a 5-to-4 decision, the court reversed itselftwenty years later. "An excellent piece of biographical andhistorical work.": Dictionary of American Biography 4:352.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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