Joseph P. Bradley

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Joseph Philo Bradley
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: March 21, 1870 – January 22, 1892
Nominator Ulysses S. Grant
Predecessor (none)
Successor George Shiras, Jr.
Party Republican[1]

Joseph Philo Bradley (March 14, 1813 – January 22, 1892) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He and William Strong were appointed to the Court by grant who hoped to pack the Court after Hepburn v. Griswold declared that the federal government's issuance of paper money; the two helped reverse the decision of the Court in Knox v. Lee and Parker v. Davis.[2] Bradley wrote the majority opinion in the Civil Rights Cases, which declared the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional; Bradley also dissented in the Slaugher-House Cases - which upheld a Louisiana law that allowed only one company to slaughter cattle in New Orleans - the Court would later adopt Bradley's opinion.[2]


  1. Joseph P Bradley (English). Oyez. Chicago-Kent School of Law.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joseph P Bradley (English). law.jrank.

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