DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Taney Court (1863-1864)
ARGUED: Jan 22, 1864
DECIDED: Feb 15, 1864
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.
Are the military proceedings constitutional?