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Handout D: Case Briefing Sheet

Case Briefing Sheet

Directions: Use the chart below to help you prepare to try the case of Mr. Milligan.

Who are you?

  • Attorney for Mr. Milligan (arguing NO)
  • Attorney for the US (arguing YES)
  • Supreme Court Justice (deciding the case)

Constitutional Question: Does the President have the constitutional power to suspend habeas corpus throughout the entire nation, hold Mr. Milligan, and try him a military court?

(Fillable Chart in PDF)