Habeas Corpus

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Habeas Corpus

A writ one may file requiring the custodian of a prisoner to justify in court that the imprisonment is legal. For example, if one is arrested without proper warrant, one may file habeas corpus for one's release. It should be noted that the right to file habeas corpus may be suspended in national emergencies or for other reasons. The concept comes from English common law.
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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.
He went to the High Court in Dublin to make a habeus corpus application, a legal motion questioning legality of detention.
Forthcoming plays include comedy spoof A Tomb With A View, Dickens classic Great Expectations and Alan Bennett comedy Habeus Corpus.
Duterte clarified that he is not declaring martial law and is not suspending the writ of habeus corpus.
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.