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 […]