Ex parte Milligan/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Ex parte Milligan.

An 1866 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that determined that a U.S. citizen, not part of the military or a prisoner of war, not in an area of hostilities, and where the civil courts were operating, could not be tried by a military tribunal