Ex parte Milligan

Ex parte Milligan - Ex Parte Milligan 1866 I. Facts a....

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Unformatted text preview: Ex Parte Milligan 1866 I. Facts a. Lambdin P. Milligan and four others were accused of planning to steal Union weapons and invade Union prisoner-of-war camps . Once the first prisoner of war camp was liberated they planned to use the liberated soldiers to help fight against the Government of Indiana and free other camps of Confederate soldiers. They also planned to take over the state governments of Indiana, Ohio , and Michigan . When the plan leaked, they were charged, found guilty, and sentenced to hang by a military court in 1864. However, their execution was not set until May 1865, so they were able to argue the case after the Civil War ended. b. I I. Legal Questions presented a. Does a civil court have jurisdiction over a military tribunal? b. 1st. "On the facts stated in said petition and exhibits, ought a writ of habeas corpus to be issued?" {109} c. 2d. "On the facts stated in said petition and exhibits, ought the said Lambdin P....
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