Mississippi Vs Johnson Case Study

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Mississippi v. Johnson 71 U.S. (4 Wall) 475 (1867) Facts A case involving After the civil war, Congress passed the Reconstructions Acts of 1867. President Johnson vetoes the legislation, but congress overrode his veto and the acts became federal law. In response, Mississippi sued President Johnson asking for an injunction to prohibit him from enforcing the laws. Mississippi argued that the president should not be and is not above the law. The president was preforming a ministerial action because there was not an exercise of discretion in carrying out an act of Congress. President John argued that the Court should not interfere and tell him what his duty is and compel him to preform it; the president is beyond the control of any other branch

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