Daily Archives: July 4, 2012

Just Where and When Did Our States Lose Their Sovereignty?

Making the case for state sovereignty: Ableman vs. Booth:

In 1854, abolitionist editor Sherman Booth was arrested for violating the Fugitive Slave Act when he
helped incite a mob to rescue an escaped slave, Joshua Glover, in Wisconsin from
US Marshal Stephen V. R. Booth sought a writ of habeas corpus from a Wisconsin state judge.
The Wisconsin judge granted the writ, ordering Booth released […]