John Archibald Campbell

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Campbell, John Archibald

(1811–89) Supreme Court justice; born near Washington, Ga. An experienced lawyer, he was appointed by President Millard Fillmore to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1853. Known for his independence and strict interpretation of the Constitution, he was attacked by abolitionists for supporting the Dred Scott decision. He opposed secession but when Georgia seceded he resigned from the court (1861) and served as assistant secretary of war for the Confederacy (1862–65). After the war he took up private practice in New Orleans.
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Lord Justice Campbell made his opening statement in the public inquiry into the affair.
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In 1959, Florida Supreme Court Justice Campbell Thornal commented at the Supreme Court induction ceremony for new admittees:
Trial judge, Lord Justice Campbell, has set aside his gown and wig and the court has been laid out in as informal and undaunting a manner as possible.
Justice Campbell commented: "This case should be a model for cooperative cross-border restructurings.
In finding that his freedom of conscience had been violated, Justice Campbell said (para 8):
Acton was granted bail by Lord Justice Campbell after it was claimed he was not involved in the incident.
Yesterday, Lord Justice Campbell released McCune on bail of pounds 500 and imposed a condition that he must live with his daughter in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, pending his trial.
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