Yes indeed look at what Lincoln did in Maryland... Thousands of Maryland citizens were arrested and held without trial. Lincoln suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Maryland. The Chief Justice of the US, Roger B Taney ruled that Lincoln had violated the Constitution when he did this. Many of The Maryland State legislature were arrested. Many of the Baltimore city council were arrested. The Police Chief of Baltimore and the Mayor of Baltimore were arrested. A US Congressman representing Maryland, Henry May, was arrested. These political arrests of prominent Marylanders for nothing other than suspected Southern sympathies upset many Marylanders. One of them was named Booth. "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS"