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I saw this passage in the Old Court House while I was in St. Louis. I think it’s still fairly applicable today, although when written, they were probably trying to make the point that civil liberties are protected these days.

“During the civil War, Union commanders in St. Louis declared martial law, detained or expelled people without trial, and seized the property of suspected rebel sympathizers without due process of law.”

More about the Old Courthouse can be found Here.