Georgia v. Stanton

PETITIONER: Georgia
RESPONDENT: Stanton
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Chase Court (1867-1870)
LOWER COURT:

DECIDED: Feb 10, 1868

Facts of the case

The state of Georgia brought suit against the Secretary of War and two of his generals in an effort to prevent the enforcement of the Reconstruction Acts following the Civil War. The case arose under the Court's original jurisdiction.

Question

Do the military laws invoked under the Reconstruction Acts unconstitutionally deprive Georgia of its sovereignty?