Federal Court Cases timeline

  • Ex Parte Merryman

    On May 25, 1861, a secessionist named John Merryman was imprisoned by military order at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., for his alleged... Read more

  • Ex Parte Milligan

    Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (1866), was a United States Supreme Court case that ruled that the application of military tribunals to citizens when... Read more

  • Ex Parte Vallandigham

    THIS case arose on the petition of Clement L. Vallandigham for a certiorari, to be directed to the Judge Advocate General of the Army of the United... Read more