John McKinley

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John McKinley
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: April 22, 1837 – July 19, 1852
Nominator Martin Van Buren
Predecessor (none)
Successor John A. Campbell
U.S. Senator from Alabama
From: November 27, 1826 –March 4, 1831
Predecessor Israel Pickens
Successor Gabriel Moore
Party Democrat
Religion Protestant

John McKinley (May 1, 1780 – July 19, 1852) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In 15 years on the Court he wrote only 20 opinions.[1] He dissented in the case Bank of Augusta v. Earle - a case where the 8-1 majority overruled an opinion McKinley had written on the circuit court; McKinley believed states could limit business activities to businesses chartered within that state.[2]


  1. John McKinley (English). Oyez. Chicago-Kent School of Law.
  2. John McKinley (English). law.jrank.