Today in Supreme Court History: July 17, 1862

July 17, 2022   |   Tags: ,

7/17/1862:  Congress enacts the Confiscation Act, which empowers the government to seize the property of the rebels. The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of that law in The Confiscation Cases (1873).

The Chase Court (1873)

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