LINCOLN'S SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS: THE PAMPHLET LITERATURE AND CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE
Item #: 71344
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2012.
Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, LEGAL HISTORY
The public debate held via pamphlet literature as a resultof Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus and the subsequentMerryman case is often cited in analysis of the modernbalance of executive powers in wartime as pertaining tocivil rights. The congressional debate produced severalfailed attempts to authorize a continued wartime suspensionof the writ and indemnify the President. This sourcebookcontains the text of most of the pamphlets and otherfugitive items, arranged chronologically and with anintroduction discussing the author's main points. The workalso includes an annotated chronology of all proceduralmeasures associated with the various pieces of legislationfrom the 37th Congress, with the complete texts of speechesand debates to allow researchers to analyze the competingarguments.
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