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The Franklin Pierce appointee holds the unique distinction of being the only person to join the Supreme Court at the unanimous request of the sitting justices. He is also known for stepping down from the Court when Alabama seceded in 1861, and for arguing that the Constitution protects unenumerated rights — a philosophy that influences the Court's jurisprudence today.

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Encyclopedia of Alabama

Well-researched with helpful bibliographies, each Encyclopedia of Alabama entry is an effective jumping-off point for getting the facts of the case. Entries range from landmark court cases to influential jurists and legislators. The Encyclopedia aids in framing Justice Campbell's tenure on the Court as part of Alabama history.

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Federal Judicial Center

The FJC compiled many fast facts about Justice Campbell's life and accomplishments.

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Oyez offers a detailed description of Justice Campbell's life before and during his Supreme Court tenure. It also provides fast facts about the Justice for quick reference.

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