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Mississippi v. Johnson




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Mississippi v. Johnson





U.S. Constitution
14th Amendment


The Amendment
That Never Existed


Mississippi v. Johnson

71 US (4 Wall) 475




"It has been suggested that the bill contains a prayer that, if the relief sought cannot be had against Andrew Johnson, as President, it may be granted against Andrew Johnson as a citizen of Tennessee.  But it is plain that relief as against the execution of an act of Congress by Andrew Johnson, is relief against its execution by the President.  A bill praying an injunction against the execution of an act of Congress by the incumbent of the presidential office cannot be received, whether it describes him as President or as a citizen of a State.

"The motion for leave to file the bill is, therefore, Denied."




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