Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

January 18, 1909


The United States Supreme Court rules unanimously in Moyer v. Peabody that governors and officers of a state’s National Guard may imprison U.S. citizens without probable cause in a time “of insurrection” and deny them their rights of habeas corpus.  The case came to the court as a result of the Colorado state militia detaining hundreds of striking coal miners and union leaders for weeks and denying them their rights.


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