Page 1 Habeas Corpus I went to Lincoln’s press conference this morning. He talked about suspending Habeus Corpus. Habeus Corpus is the law that everyone has a right to a trial before being thrown in jail. Suspending Habeus Corpus is a desperate measure for the president. I don’t know why the he wants to be able to throw people in jail without a trial. I guess we will eventually nd out. John Merryman was arrested today for speaking against the union. I guess that is my answer for why Lincoln wanted to suspend habeas corpus. Merryman encouraged poeple to secede the union. I sort of understand why Lincoln wants the get people like that away from everyone else. If Merryman got a trial he would not be ruled guilty and he would still be out there telling people to secede the union. !! ! ! ! !