Justice Robert Grier issues opinion in the Prize Cases

Justice Grier wrote the opinion that validated the Union’s blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War and interpreted broadly the war powers of the executive branch. Chief Justice Taney was among the dissenting justices. (By Joanne Williams)
Source Citation
Stuart A. Streichler, “Grier, Robert Cooper,” American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/11/11-00357.html.

Dickinson College “Robert Cooper Grier (1794-1870),” Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections, Encyclopedia Dickinsonia, 2008, http://chronicles.dickison.edu/encylco/g/ed_gierRC.htm
Type
Legal/Political
Relevance
Personal
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