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Congressman Clement Vallandigham denied a writ of "Habeas Corpus" in a Cincinnati court

Clement Laird Vallandigham, detail
05/11/1863
Congressman Vallandigham had been found guily of disloyalty in a military court and sentenced to confinement for the duration of the war.  The Ohio Democrat applied for an immediate writ of Habeas Corpus from the Circuit Court in Cincinnati. At the lengthy hearing two days later, his lawyers, led by former U.S. Senator George H. Pugh, argued for his release on constitutional grounds but Judge Humphrey H. Leavitt rejected the request, holding that the actions fell under the President's war powers. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The Trial of Hon. Clement L. Vallandigham: By a Military Commission: and the Proceedings Under His Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Ohio (Cincinnati, OH: Rickey and Carroll, 1863), 259pp.
Geoffrey R. Stone, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004), 103-104.
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