Connor, Henry G. John Archibald Campbell: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1853-1861. Originally published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. viii, 310 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774457; ISBN-10: 1584774452. Hardcover. New. $95. * An Alabama attorney raised in Georgia, Campbell [1811-1889] was appointed to the court by Franklin Pierce. He resigned in 1861 to join the Confederacy, eventually serving as its Assistant Secretary of War. He became a successful attorney in New Orleans during Reconstruction and his eminence brought him before the Supreme Court many times. In the Slaughterhouse Cases (1873) he argued that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibited state encroachment on economic liberty. Although his argument failed in a 5-to-4 decision, the court reversed itself twenty years later. "An excellent piece of biographical and historical work.": Dictionary of American Biography 4:352.
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