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Conference Ex Parte Milligan at 150: the Constitution & Military Commissions in American wars on terror (Conference) (2016 : Illinois State University), author.

Title Ex parte Milligan reconsidered : race and civil liberties from the Lincoln administration to the war on terror / Stewart L. Winger and Jonathan W. White.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  343.0143 Ex1 2020    New Books Axe 1st Floor  Available
Description xii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Ex parte Milligan at 150 : the constitution and military commissions in American wars on terror / Stewart L. Winger -- Benjamin F. Butler, Ex parte Milligan, and the unending civil war / Brian Matthew Jordan -- Martial law and the expansion of civil liberties during the Civil War / Jonathan W. White -- The Janus-faced character of martial law in the American Civil War, or the strange case of Lieutenant Alanson L. Sanborn and Dr. David M. Wright / Mark S. Schantz -- Race, class, and copperheadism : the localist foundations of dissent in the Civil War's middle border / Christopher Phillips -- "The state was honeycombed with secret societies" : Governor Oliver P. Morton and the Copperheads in Indiana / A. James Fuller -- "These scoundrels stand in no fear of the civil courts; they do, of the military" : the decision to use military commissions to try the Indiana conspirators in 1864 / Stephen E. Towne -- Ex parte Milligan in context and history : David Davis and the constitutional politics and law of civil liberty / Michael Les Benedict -- To leave behind the law of force : Salmon Chase and the Civil War era / Michael Haggerty -- The least naive position : The Lincoln administration and international law in American wars on terror / Steward L. Winger -- Ex parte Milligan in the state courts : Madison Y. Johnson's vindication in Illinois / John A. Lupton -- Ex parte Milligan in context and history : from reconstruction to the war on terror / Michael Les Benedict -- Ex parte Milligan and the war on terrorism : testing the constitutional bedrock of a civilian criminal trial / Jonathan Hafetz
Summary "In 1869, Justice David Davis of the US Supreme Court decided Ex parte Milligan, which held that citizens could not be tried under military commissions while civilian courts were still open and there was no war. Beginning already with Ex parte McCardle (1869), however, the Court seemed to hem in the Milligan precedent and disregarded it in subsequent cases. By 1991, the case was declared "irrelevant." All of that changed with the War on Terror and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In defense of their use of military tribunals, the Bush administration cited cases like Ex parte Quirin (1942) that upheld the use of a military tribunal for Nazi saboteurs. Rejecting such arguments, the Supreme Court has cited Milligan in four decisions, revitalizing interest in a case that had long seemed all but overruled. In doing so, the Court also effectively characterized Reconstruction as a "war on terror"-a war on the terrorist insurgencies against the assertion of black freedom by the Republican Party, the Union Army, and African Americans themselves. Ex parte Milligan Reconsidered explores the precedential power of Milligan and the questions it poses about the Civil War, the War on Terror, and executive power"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject War and emergency powers -- United States -- Congresses.
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
Executive power -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
Civil supremacy over the military -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry -- United States -- History -- Congresses.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Congresses.
Milligan, Lambdin P. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Milligan, Lambdin P. (OCoLC)fst00467302
Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00862627
Civil supremacy over the military. (OCoLC)fst00862881
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry. (OCoLC)fst00881868
Executive power. (OCoLC)fst00917857
Trials. (OCoLC)fst01156290
War and emergency powers. (OCoLC)fst01170437
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
War on Terrorism (2001-2009) (OCoLC)fst01754980
Chronological Term 2001-2009
Indexed Term Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (1866)
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Winger, Stewart Lance, editor.
White, Jonathan W., 1979- editor.
ISBN 9780700629367 hardcover
070062936X hardcover
9780700629374 electronic publication

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