Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ex Parte Milligan
Erected by American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 40° 52.861′ N, 85° 29.633′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is on Jefferson St. 0 miles north of State St., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located on the West lawn of the Huntington County Courthouse, North of the steps. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. (a few steps from this marker); The Huntington County Courthouse Samuel Huntington (within shouting distance of this marker); James Danforth Quayle (within shouting distance of this marker); Otto U. King, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington's Ford and First Bridge / Huntington's Buildings Over the River (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
Also see . . . Ex Parte Milligan - Wikipedia. “Ex parte Milligan was a U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled the application of military tribunals to citizens when civilian courts are still operating is unconstitutional. In this particular case the Court was unwilling to give President Abraham Lincoln's administration the power of military commission jurisdiction, part of the administration’s controversial plan to deal with Union dissenters during the American Civil War. Justice David Davis, who delivered the majority opinion, stated that ‘martial rule can never exist when the courts are open’ (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2014, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. This page was the Marker of the Week April 1, 2018. Photos: 1. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. 2. submitted on January 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on January 2, 2019, by Willard McKinzie of Huntington, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.