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 earned him the admiration and respect of those who appeared before him, his community, and his colleagues on the bench.
Location. Touch for map. Located between W Monroe Street and W Duval Street. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America.
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); Confederate Memorial 1861-1865 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Pharmacy Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seminole War Blockhouse Site (approx. ¼ mile away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. ¼ mile away); Sinking of the Maple Leaf (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florida's First African-American Insurance Company--1901-2001 (approx. 0.4 miles 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 Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on October 11, 1966 (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.
— Submitted October 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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