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Congressman Clement Vallandigham applies for a writ of "Habeus Corpus" in a Cincinnati court

Clement Laird Vallandigham, detail
05/09/1863
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 Habeus Corpus before Judge Humphrey H. Leavitt of the Circuit Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati. His lawyers, led by former U.S. Senator George E. Pugh, argued for his release on constitutional grounds. The action was denied at a lengthy hearing two days later.  (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), 39pp.
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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