Protests Against the Bill Prohibiting Decision by the Supreme Court on Reconstruction Law-Contraction Bill

January 29, 1868

Summary

The newest reconstruction bill adopted by the Reconstruction Committee which forbids "adjudication by the Supreme Court in cases arising under the reconstruction acts," is highly criticized.

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Protests Against the Bill Prohibiting Decision by the Supreme Court on Reconstruction Law-Contraction Bill. Washington, January 27.-There have been received here by Republican members of Congress such vigorous protest of Republican constituents against the last reconstruction bill adopted by the Reconstruction Committee, forbidding adjudication by the Supreme Court in causes arising under the reconstruction acts, that it is not believed the committee will urge the bill on the House, and from authentic sources it is learned that the proposed measure will be reconsidered by the committee and ignored. Democratic members say they prefer to have the bill tested by a vote in the House, and let the result go to the people in the coming contest for President. It is generally believed by Mr. Johnson's friends that he will sign the anti-contraction bill, passed last week and now in his hands, but it is possible that he may conclude to permit the bill to become a law by lapse of the constitutional ten days.
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Mallory Haskins

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HaskinsMallory-18680129-ProtestsAgainsttheBillProhibitingDecisionbytheSupremeCourtonReconstructionLawContractionBill.pdf

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“Protests Against the Bill Prohibiting Decision by the Supreme Court on Reconstruction Law-Contraction Bill,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed January 16, 2018, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/803.