Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Milton Bryan Simpson
May 30, 1903 - August 22, 1987
Judge Simpson served on the federal bench during a time when our Nation was in turmoil over the civil rights struggle. A man of courage and steadfastness, he faithfully and impartially discharged the duties incumbent upon him as a federal judge and in the process, gave full meaning to the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. His impartial, yet firm, administration of justice
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Government & Politics.
Location. 30° 19.767′ N, 81° 39.607′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on N Hogan Street. Located between W Monroe Street and W Duval Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacksonville's 1901 Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (within shouting distance of this marker); Ossachite (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); King’s Road Meets Apalache Trail (about 400 feet away); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 400 feet away); Jacksonville Public Library (about 500 feet away); Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association (about 500 feet away); Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . . John Milton Bryan Simpson, from Wikipedia,. President Harry S. Truman nominated Simpson to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida,on September 14, 1950
President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Simpson to the United States Court of (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. The Fourteenth Amendment, as mentioned
Its Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the Supreme Court's ruling in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) that had held that black people could not be citizens of the United States.
Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness. This clause has been used to make most of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states, as well as to recognize substantive and procedural rights.
Its Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people within its jurisdiction. This clause was the basis for Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court decision which precipitated the dismantling of racial segregation in United States education. In Reed v. Reed (1971), the Supreme Court ruled that laws arbitrarily requiring sex discrimination violated the Equal Protection Clause.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.