Does a President have the delegated constitutional power to arrest a chief justice of the USA?

President Abraham Lincoln did, but was persuaded not to issue his warrant by his cabinet members... Was it legal or unconstitutional?

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    This might be better suited for Law.SE. – JJJ Feb 8 at 12:27
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    I've voted to close this question as off-topic, because it belongs in Law. There is a politics question to be had, but as worded it would lead to primarily opinion based answers. Step 1, have you read the US Constitution? – Drunk Cynic Feb 8 at 13:01
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    @DrunkCynic the Constitution doesn't address arresting members of the court, though it does address arresting members of Congress. – David Rice Feb 8 at 15:13
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    @DrunkCynic but why? It wouldn't help in the slightest, especially without also searching through hundreds of years of court cases to see what rulings there have been. I agree that the right place to ask is in Law, but the right thing to do is ask, not research oneself, when the topic is better left to experts. – David Rice Feb 8 at 15:26
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    @DavidRice How do I ask a good question..., with particular reference to "Search/Research." – Drunk Cynic Feb 8 at 17:03