The habeus corpus
statute begins by stating that: "Writs of habeas corpus may be granted by the Supreme Court, any justice thereof, the district courts and any circuit judge within their respective jurisdictions." (9) The essence of the majority's judgment is a finding that as Guantanamo Bay is under the "plenary and exclusive jurisdiction" (10) of the United States, federal jurisdiction under the statute extends there.
In an attempt to locate Mr Mahmood, habeus corpus
proceedings were lodged in Pakistan's Supreme Court, with the purpose of ensuring that he was produced in court yesterday.
It starts with coverage of relevant Constitutional issues, then addresses searches and seizures, the exclusionary rule, police interrogation, the privilege against self-incrimination, identification procedures, initiation of prosecution, bail and pretrial release, discovery, plea bargaining (including guilty pleas), rights to a speedy trial, right to counsel, the trial, sentencing, double jeopardy, and habeus corpus
. The authors provide a table of cases and general index, making it suitable for quick reference as well as for students seeking an introductory text.