Legal Heritage of the Civil War – Highland Heights, KY

The Northern Kentucky Law Review (Salmon P. Chase College of Law Northern Kentucky University) presents The Legal Heritage of the Civil War Oct. 22, 2011, 9 am – 12:45 pm. Topics:

  • Salmon P. Chase and the Legal Basis for the U.S. Monetary System
  • Civil War Legislation and the Growth of Federal Power: The Land Grant College Act (The Morill Act), The Homestead Act (origin of the Department of Agriculture), and the Pacific Railway Act (to fund the trans-continental railway)
  • Military Trials of Terrorists: From Lincoln Conspirators to the Guantanamo Inmates
  • The Civil War Origin of the Rules of War: Francis Lieber and LincolnÂ’s General Orders No. 100