habeas corpus

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Synonyms for habeas corpus

a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment

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The current debate over suspending the writ of habeas corpus centers on the Great Writ.
Part I examines the Supreme Court's view of the relationship between the common law writ of habeas corpus and the Suspension Clause.
Reading Anthony Gregory's massive tome on the development of habeas corpus from fourteenth century England through its incorporation into Common Law, and then into Article One of the US Constitution and finally, down to the Patriot Act and other more recent modifications of the "great writ," I am reminded of something that I heard as a graduate student many decades ago, when I asked a professor about reading a particularly demanding book.
Jamie Beagent, the lawyer at Leigh Day & Co representing Mr Rahmatullah, said: "Today's judgment is a resounding affirmation of the principles of habeas corpus and its importance in defending the liberty of the individual from unbridled executive power.
The UN Habeas Corpus appeal demands that the United States of America disclose the location of over 48,000 American citizen children of detained and deported immigrant parents.
Following the refusal of the executive branch to honor his writ of habeas corpus ("have the body") to produce pro-Southern Marylander John Merryman in his courtroom from his imprisonment in Fort McHenry in the early months of the US Civil War, US Chief Justice Roger Taney issued a ruling finding President Abraham Lincoln in violation of his constitutional duties, as only Congress had the power to suspend the writ.
The paradox explains why scholars such as Badshah Mian (1984) have seen fit to call this assertion into question, to reclaim the radical history of habeas corpus, and to find its origins not in other judicial mechanisms of similar name, but in those with a similar ultimate function--to release from prison those who do not belong there.
An examination of habeas corpus in the Inter-American system necessarily begins with the challenge inherent in establishing the system itself.
In the second joint habeas corpus application, they challenged the validity of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's order on grounds of procedural non-compliance by the Advisory Board.
In particular, it has attacked habeas corpus, the guarantee that prisoners can challenge their confinement before a judge.
The spate of lawsuits and legislation arising from the detention of alien combatants at Guantanamo since 2002 has led, over the last 5 years, to refinement in the law regarding detainees and further explication of the law of habeas corpus during armed conflict.
citizens he suspected of disloyalty provides an ominous reminder that all Americans have a vital interest in the outcome of the current debate over habeas corpus.
So far, promised measures to restore habeas corpus have yet to see the light of day, and they may remain buried unless Democratic leaders make them a priority and members of both parties vote on principle, not out of fear of attack ads.
My habeas corpus was served UPON THE JAIL and THE COPS, and sent to the attorney general, but was NOT FILED with the court.
This law destroys the writ of habeas corpus, the guarantee that you can challenge your detention in court.