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The War Worth FightingAbraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America$
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Stephen D. Engle

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060644

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060644.001.0001

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Legalities in Wartime

Legalities in Wartime

The Myth of the Writ of Habeas Corpus

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(p.110) 5 Legalities in Wartime
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The War Worth Fighting
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Mark E. Neely

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060644.003.0005

This chapter reassesses the reasons for the arrests of persons held in prison by the government. It questions whether that really was the use of the vaunted legal bulwark and attempts to separate myth and fact in the actual uses of the writ of habeas corpus

Keywords:   Habeas Corpus, Martial law, Lincoln, Civil Liberties

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