Posted by New Kid on September 12, 1998 at 23:01:31:
In Reply to: Re: When the Civil War ended no treaties were signed. posted by MARTIN on September 12, 1998 at 22:45:24:
: STATE OF GA. v. STANTON, 73 U.S. 50 (1867)<>The CHIEF JUSTICE
: This court has no jurisdiction.-The distinction between judicial and political power is so generally acknowledged in the jurisprudence both of England and of this country, that we need do no more than refer to some of the authorities on the subject.
: The Attorney-General quite understates the effects of these Reconstruction Acts. Their actual effect is to restrain at once the holding of any election within the State for any [73 : U.S. 50, 64] officers of the present State government by any of the State authorities; to direct all future elections in the State to be held under the direction of, and by officers appointed by, the military commander; and that all persons of certain classes described shall be the electors permitted to vote at such election. It is, therefore, an immediate paralysis of all the authority and power of the State government by military force; a plain setting aside of the
present State government, and depriving it of the necessary means of continuing its existence. It is substituting in its place a new government, created under a new constitution, and elected by a new and independent class of electors
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