Samuel Smith NicholasSamuel Smith (S.S.) Nicholas (1796 - November 27, 1869) was a jurist in the state of Kentucky and an author of law essays.
Nicholas started his career as a merchant in New Orleans. He studied law and moved to Kentucky, where he became a judge of the Court of Appeals. He was also known for his assistance in compiling the 1852 revised code of Kentucky.
During his tenure, Nicholas wrote the following works: * [https://archive.org/details/conservativeessa00nich Conservative Essays, Legal and Political] * [https://archive.org/details/martialla00nich Martial Law] * [https://archive.org/details/reviewofargument00nich A Review of the Argument of President Lincoln and Attorney General Bates, in Favor of Presidential Power to Suspend the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus] * [https://archive.org/details/southcarolinadis00nich South Carolina, Disunion, and a Mississippi Valley Confederacy] * [https://archive.org/details/habeascorpuslawo00nich Habeas Corpus, The Law of War, and Confiscation]
Judge Willard Saulsbury, Sr. quoted the works of Nicholas in his speech on the resolution proposing to expel Jesse D. Bright, and said "...we all know that since the commencement of this struggle no man has written or spoken more earnestly than has Chancellor Nicholas, of Kentucky..." Provided by Wikipedia