The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy

The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacy

By: Frederick Hatch (author)Paperback

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The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. It is my contention that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was functioning. I have described the many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated, and also the ways in which the trial testimony was either not accurate or not legally obtained. I also have compared the trial with other incidents in which the U.S. military was used in police and judicial functions, with questionable results. The book is a warning against unchecked power by the executive branch of the government.

About Author

Frederick Hatch is the editor and publisher of The Journal of the Lincoln Assassination and has written for American History, Lincoln Herald, Sea Classics, and Surratt Courier. He lives in Maryland.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786494989
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9780786494989
  • ISBN10: 0786494980

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