Lincoln Suspension Of Habeas Corpus Analysis

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Ben Laskaris The Implications of Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus During the Civil War many things changed in terms of how much power the president commanded in the executive branch. This was a change that has reverberated throughout the history of the United States. A fine example of this was when Lincoln in 1862 suspended the constitutional right of Habeas Corpus nationwide for people fitting a certain criteria.1 Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus by declaring martial law during this time of war, and ignoring the Supreme Court2. By suspending habeas corpus, Lincoln not only revealed some of his character as a man, but also asserted that in times of war or crisis the President holds supreme power. To see why Lincoln decided to suspend…show more content…
House of Representative Executive Document No. 5, suspension of the write of habeas corpus letter from the Attorney General, transmitting in answer to a resolution of the House of the 12th instant, and opinion relative to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. 12. Lincoln's Suspension of Habeas Corpus as Viewed by Congress Part 2, Sellery, George Bulletin of The University of Wisconsin 149, History Series, Vol. 1, 1907 13. IBID Pg. 4 ^ Bibliography 1. 1. House of Representative Executive Document No. 5, suspension of the writ of habeas corpus letter from the Attorney General, transmitting in answer to a resolution of the House of the 12th instant, and opinion relative to the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. 2. Wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_Corpus, Wikipedia Foundation Inc, December 23rd, 2012 3. Wikipedia.org/wiki/Habeas_corpus_in_the_united_states, Wikipedia Foundation Inc, December 25th 2012 4. Lincoln issues proclamation suspending habeas corpus rights, Longley, Robert, About.com 5. Lincoln’s suspension of Habeas Corpus as viewed by Congress Sellery, George, University of Chicago Press, 1907. Vol. 1 6. Lincoln's Suspension of Habeas Corpus as Viewed by Congress, Sellery, George, Bulletin of The University of Wisconsin, Vol. 2,

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