Published on August 28, 2014
2 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Hello America, today we are live on May 25,1861 from the press brieng President Lincoln is about to give. I, ESPN, and the rest of America have been waiting anxiously to see what the president will say about the suspension of Habeas Corpus. What will the president have to say about this. We will nd out live in about 5 minutes. ! ! ! We just got in that Lincoln has just ofcially suspended Habeas Corpus, which is the right to be brought before a judge or court if one has committed a crime. This is no longer in effect because of John Merryaman and also to stop rebellion in the south. John Merryman was arrested for moving Union troops from Baltimore to Maryland. His lawyer though then remembered this and wanted a trial but before he could do so Habeas Corpus was suspended. This was unconstitutional what Lincoln did an act so unconstitutional he should have been impeached for his actions. By this action Lincoln took out one of the best things about the US government. For how long it will be suspended we don’t know. ! Works Cited: ! http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-suspends-the-writ-of-habeas-corpus- during-the-civil-war ! ! ! ! ! !