Ex parte Milligan
Significance, Further Readings
Lambdin P. Milligan
A military commission was not a competent tribunal for the trial of the petitioner, a military commission may not try nor convict him, and the petitioner should be released.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
J. S. Black, J. E. McDonald, J. A. Garfield, David Dudley Field, A. L. Roache, John R. Coffuth
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
James Speed; Henry Stanbery, U.S. Attorney General; Benjamin F. Butler
Justices for the Court
Salmon Portland Chase, Nathan Clifford, David Davis (writing for the Court), Stephen Johnson Field, Robert Cooper Grier, Samuel Freeman Miller, Samuel Nelson, Noah Haynes Swayne, James Moore Wayne
Date of Decision
3 April 1866
The trial of Milligan on charges of treason and conspiracy, was found to be illegal because it was conducted by a military court.
- Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803).
- Ex parte Quirin, 317 U.S. 1 (1942).
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