Monday, August 6, 2007

Justice Taney on Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus by Laurence M. Vance

Justice Taney on Lincoln’s Suspension of Habeas Corpus by Laurence M. Vance: "The petitioner resides in Maryland, in Baltimore county; while peaceably in his own house, with his family, it was at two o'clock on the morning of the 25th of May 1861, entered by an armed force, professing to act under military orders; he was then compelled to rise from his bed, taken into custody, and conveyed to Fort McHenry, where he is imprisoned by the commanding officer, without warrant from any lawful authority."

Some history for today. It has become popular around town to attack Chief Justice Taney. I think that anyone who looks objectively at the man and his record will want to defend him.

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