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Then & Now: Habeas Corpus

For all of you that skipped that day of Latin class habeas corpus literally means “you have the body.”  In the modern legal world the phrase usually refers to the writ of habeas corpus which gives the right to an individual that has been detained to appear before a court (view a full definition and […]

Then & Now: Cost of Recruiting Soldiers

The cost of recruiting soldiers in five different states during the Civil War was printed in an article in Scientific American in 1862. The Results were as follows: The cost of raising soldiers under different State authorities varies very much.  In Wisconsin, 1,000 men cost nearly $100,000;  in Illinois, 1,000 men cost $42,000;  in New […]