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Ex Parte Yerger
United States Supreme Court
75 U.S. (8 Wall.) 85 (1869)
Congress passed the act of March 27, 1868. The act mentioned repealing parts of prior acts with regard to the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Edward Yerger (defendant) was imprisoned by the military. Yerger appealed his detention to the Circuit Court for the Southern District of Mississippi under a writ of habeas corpus. The district court found that the detention was lawful. Yerger petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of habeas corpus.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Chase, C.J.)
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