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Avenging Lincoln's Death free pdf Avenging Lincoln's Death: The Trial of John Wilkes Booth's Accomplices dissects the trial of eight alleged accomplices of John Wilkes Booth, showing that the trial was unconstitutional because Congress never authorized trial by military commission and President Johnson exceeded his authority by appointing a military commission when the Habeas Corpus Act of 1863 directed him to turn over the accomplices to civilian authorities. The trial was also flawed by admission of irrelevant evidence of Confederate atrocities and perjured testimony.

About Thomas J. Reed

Thomas J. Reed is professor emeritus of law at the Widener University School of Law.

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Author : Thomas J. Reed
Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Data Published : 25 November 2015
ISBN : 1611478278
EAN : 9781611478273
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 246 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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