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Binney, Horace (1780-1875) The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus under the Consitution.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08599.01 Author/Creator: Binney, Horace (1780-1875) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlets Date: 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed by C. Sherman & Son. Second edition. The first part, 58 pages in length, discusses "The right of the President of the United States, in time of rebellion, and when the public safety in his judgment requires, to arrest and detain a freeman, in temporary denial or delay of bail, trial, or discharge ... of his privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus ..." A second section, 50 pages in length, examines "a doctrine of certain writers, that the Habeas Corpus clause in the Constitution does not give power to anybody to suspend the privilege of the Writ, but is only restrictive of the otherwise plenary power of Congress, to withhold, suspend, or repeal the Writ of Habeas Corpus at their mere discretion or pleasure." Cover is missing, and Binney's name is written in pencil on the title page. For related documents see GLC8599.02-.12

People: Binney, Horace, 1780-1875.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, US Constitution, Law, Habeas Corpus, Congress, Civil Rights, Bill of Rights, President

Sub Era: The American Civil War