United States Supreme Court

January 14, 1867


The Supreme Court is reviewing the cases of attorneys who would like to be readmitted to the bar of the tribunal after they had been dismissed due to collaborating with the South during the war.


The opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States to be delivered to-morrow is based on the question presented in the cases ex parte of Marr, of Louisiana, and Garland, of Arkansas, who, having participated with the South in the late war, ask to be readmitted to practice at the , bar of that tribunal, and involving more particularly the constitutionality of the law extending to attorneys in United States courts and the provisions of the act of July, 1862, which requires a test of civil, military, and naval officers, with penalties for perjury.
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