EX PARTE VALLANDIGHAM

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Case Basics
Petitioner 
Ex parte Vallandigham
Opinion 
Term:
Facts of the Case 

In 1863, soldiers arrested, tried and found guilty Democratic Sen. Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio for violating Army orders against public expressions of Confederate sympathies. He had denounced the War and the Administration at home and in Congress. President Abraham Lincoln banished Vallandigham to rebel territory. He returned and appealed the action in the Supreme Court.

Question 

Are the military proceedings constitutional?

Conclusion 

The Court held, unanimously, that it had no jurisdiction over appeals from military courts.

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