Modern American Oratory; Seven Representative Orations

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byRalph Curtis Ringwalt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... FORENSIC ORATORY. JEREMIAH S. BLACK. Born 1810. Died 1883. THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY--EX-PARTE MILLIGAN. The circumstances which gave rise to the case in which this argument was made were briefly as follows: In October, 1864, Lamdin P. Milligan was arrested by order of General A. P. Hovey, commanding the military district of Indiana, and tried before a military commission at Indianapolis. He was charged with joining and aiding a secret society known as the ' Order of American Knights or Sons of Liberty," for the purpose of overthrowing the Government, holding communication with the enemy, conspiring to seize munitions of war, and liberating prisoners. An objection by Milligan to the authority of the commission to try him was overruled, he was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. Several days before the sentence was to have been executed he filed a petition in the United States Circuit Court setting forth that he had never been in the military service of the United States, nor within the limits of any State engaged in rebellion, but for twenty years had been an inhabitant and citizen of Indiana. He denied, therefore, the jurisdiction of the commission and prayed that he should either be turned over to the proper civil tribunal, or discharged altogether. At the hearing of the petition, the judges of the Circuit Court were divided in opinion on three questions: (1) should the writ of habeas corpus be issued? (a) should M illigan be discharged? (3) did the commission have jurisdiction? These questions were then certified to the Supreme Court of the United States and, with a further question of jurisdiction, were the points argued at the hearing which took place in the December Term, 1866. Associated in the case with Judge Black were James A. Garfield, Da...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... FORENSIC ORATORY. JEREMIAH S. BLACK. Born 1810. Died 1883. THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY--EX-PARTE MILLIGAN. The circumstances wh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217237142

ISBN - 13:9780217237147

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