DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Chase Court (1865-1867)
ARGUED: Apr 12, 1867
DECIDED: Apr 15, 1867
Facts of the case
In 1867, Congress passed the Reconstruction Acts. Although President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Acts, Congress overrode the veto. In an attempt to delay or prevent Reconstruction, the state of Mississippi appealed directly to the Supreme Court. Mississippi asked the Court for an injunction preventing the President from enforcing the Acts on the ground that they were unconstitutional.
Could the Supreme Court constitutionally issue an injunction directed against the President?