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October 9, 2012 | By Noah McNelley | Impressions: 12 |
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Habeas Corpus Interview ! Interviewer: President Lincoln, to begin can we start with defining what Habeas Corpus is exactly. President Lincoln: Habeas Corpus is outlined in the Constitution as the right to be accused of a crime and given a trail before a jury. Interviewer: Why did you suspend the habeas corpus law? President Lincoln: I was unhappy with United States Citizens slandering me and my decisions and committing libel so I imprisoned people speaking out against their government. Interviewer: What did the Supreme Court have to say about your actions? President Lincoln: The Supreme Court ruled my actions unconstitutional because that right of all citizens is outlined in the United States Constitution. Interviewer: Mr. President, can you explain the situation with John Merryman? President Lincoln: Oh yes, Mr. Merryman. That whole situation was a big misunderstanding. Interviewer: What do you mean exactly, a “ big misunderstanding”? President Lincoln: John Merryman was an extreme secessionist, he the leader of a the group in Maryland trying to get the state to succeed. I couldn’t have my own people working against me so I simply arrested him and placed him in jail for the entirety of the war. Interviewer: I see, I do not agree with you though simply on the grounds that Habeas Corpus is outlined in the