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" By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the shield of known and fixed laws as to his liberty, property and life, exists with a rope round his neck, subject to be hung up by a military despot at the next lamp-post, under the sentence of some drum-head... "
Executive Power - Page 25
by Benjamin Robbins Curtis - 1862 - 34 pages
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Writings of Levi Woodbury, LL.: D. Political, Judicial and Literary, Volume 2

Levi Woodbury - Law - 1852 - 453 pages
...and penalties of courtsmartial or extraordinary commissions, and for all kinds of supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the...the sentence of some drum-head courtmartial. (See Simmons' Pract. of Courts-Martial, 40.) See such a trial in Hough on Courts-Martial, 383, where the...
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Judicial

Levi Woodbury - Law - 1852
...and penalties of courtsmartial or extraordinary commissions, and for all kinds of supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the...the sentence of some drum-head courtmartial. (See Simmons' Pract. of Courts-Martial, 40.) See such a trial in Hough on Courts-Martial, 383, where the...
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Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the State ..., Volume 3

Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention, Harvey Fowler - Constitutional conventions - 1853
...supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the shield of known and fixed law, as to his liberty, property, and life, exists with...next lamp-post, under the sentence of some drum-head court martial. (See Simmons's Practice of Courts Martial, 40.) See such a trial in Hough on Courts...
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Official report of the debates and proceedings, Volume 3

Massachusetts constitutional convention, 1853 - 1853
...penalties of courts martial, or extraordinary commissions, and for all kinds of supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the shield of known and fixed law, as to his liberty, property, and life, exists with a rope round his neck subject to be hung up...
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OFFICAL REPROT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

1853
...penalties of courts martial, or extraordinary commissions, and for all kinds of supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the shield of known and fixed law, as to his liberty, property, and life, exists with a rope round his neck subject to be hung up...
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Reports of Decisions in the Supreme Court of the United States ..., Volume 17

United States. Supreme Court, Benjamin Robbins Curtis - Law reports, digests, etc - 1864
...and penalties of courtsmartial, or extraordinary commissions, and for all kinds of supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the...court-martial. See Simmons's Pract. of Courts-Martial, 40. See such a trial in Hough on Courts- Martial, 383, where the victim on the spot was " blown away...
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The Trial of Hon. Clement L. Vallandigham: By a Military Commission: and the ...

Clement Laird Vallandigham - Habeas corpus - 1863 - 272 pages
...and penalties of courts-martial, or extraordinary commission, and for all kinds of supposed offenses. By it every citizen, instead of reposing under the shield of known and fixed laws as to liberty, property, and life, exists with a rope round his neck, subject to be hung up by a military...
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FREE GOVERNMENT IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA:

S.M. JOHNSON. - 1864
...and penalties of court martial or extraordinary commissions, and for all kinds of supposed offences. By it, every citizen, instead of reposing under the...next lamp-post under the sentence of some drumhead court martial. (See Simmons' Pract. of Courts Martial, 40.) See such a trial in Hough on Courts Martial,...
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Logic of History: Five Hundred Political Texts: Being Concentrated Extracts ...

Stephen D. Carpenter - Antislavery movements - 1864 - 351 pages
...the court in a case determined by the Supreme Court of the United States: "By It," says the court, "every citizen, instead of reposing under the shield of known and fixed lavs as to his liberty, property, and lit1.1, exists with a ropo round his neck, subject to be hung...
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A Memoir of Benjamin Robbins Curtis, LL. D.: Professional and miscellaneous ...

George Ticknor Curtis - Electronic books - 1879
...delivered in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Luther v. Bordcn, 7 How. 62, state what martial law is, and some of the incidents of...liberty, property, and life, exists with a rope round hia will of a military commander operating without any restraint, save his judgment, upon the lives,...
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