Mississippi v. Johnson

PETITIONER: Mississippi
RESPONDENT: Johnson
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Chase Court (1865-1867)
LOWER COURT:

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.

Question

Could the Supreme Court constitutionally issue an injunction directed against the President?