Judge Dominick Hall's Court
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Drawing of the building on Royal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, that served as the courtroom where General Andrew Jackson was tried for contempt of court in April 1815. He was fined $1,000 by Judge Dominick Hall.
After the climactic battle of the War of 1812 at New Orleans, General Andrew Jackson maintained a decree of martial law on the city until he received official notice of the war's end from Washington. Judge Dominick Hall challenged Jackson's legality to suspend a writ of habeas corpus and fined Jackson $1,000 on a contempt of court charge. Jackson paid the fine and years later he was reimbursed by the U. S. Congress the full amount plus interest.
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