Mississippi v. Johnson is significant because it was the first lawsuit brought against a sitting president of the United States (Andrew Johnson) in the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was one of a series of Reconstruction era cases that came before the Supreme Court in the years after the American Civil War. In this case, the state of Mississippi sought an injunction against the president's enforcement of the laws. The case was argued before the court on April 12, 1867, and was decided three days later. The opinion ...

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