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habeas corpus
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In 2008, the Supreme Court held that suspected enemy combatants held at Guantanamo are entitled to the right of habeas corpus.
  a judicial mandate ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge to determine whether that person is imprisoned lawfully or should be released from custody
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  • In 2008, the Supreme Court held that suspected enemy combatants held at Guantanamo are entitled to the right of habeas corpus.
  • I wasn’t interested in learning how to draft a motion or a writ of habeas corpus or other common jailhouse documents.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The Court decided to bar claims from federal habeas corpus review if they weren’t initially presented to state courts.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Trial by jury and the law of habeas corpus were practically suspended.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • Shultz filed his habeas corpus petition, and the Kansas Supreme Court commissioned one of its own retired justices, the Honorable Walter G. Thiele, to conduct a full-scale hearing.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Soon after she was evacuated, in April 1942, Mitsue Endo, a twenty-one-year-old Nisei and an employee of the California State Highway Commission, had filed a petition for habeas corpus, protesting her detention at Topaz Camp in central Utah.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He complained vehemently about being imprisoned in defiance of his civil rights, asked by virtue of which law he was hereby detained, invoked writs of habeas corpus, threatened to press charges against anyone holding him in illegal custody, ranted, gesticulated, shouted, and finally conveyed by an expressive gesture that we were dying of hunger.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I made a fine speech about the violation of international frontiers, and habeas corpus and the like; but Chief Justice Robinson was having none of it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The General Law Amendment Act, better known as the Ninety-Day Detention Law, waived the right of habeas corpus and empowered any police officer to detain any person without a warrant on grounds of suspicion of a political crime.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The time of the assizes soon came, and I was removed by habeas corpus to Oxford, where I expected certain conviction and condemnation; but, to my great surprize, none appeared against me, and I was, at the end of the sessions, discharged for want of prosecution.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones

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  • Soon after beginning his practice, he had won a writ of habeas corpus and eventual freedom for a runaway slave.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Habeas Corpus, Ex-Post-Facto Laws
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Section 9, of the same article, clause 2 "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Even though he had used his knowledge of the law to suspend Cuba’s writ of habeas corpus, and even though the January 12 massacre was reported in the New York Times, Castro’s Harvard speech was interrupted time after time by enthusiastic cheering and applause.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Habeas corpus.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • So seriously was it then viewed that the Habeas Corpus Act makes it a serious offense for any official to exile a British subject.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • They made him out to be the Royal arms, the Union-Jack, Magna Charta, John Bull, Habeas Corpus, the Bill of Rights, An Englishman’s house is his castle, Church and State, and God save the Queen, all put together.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Habeas corpus, then!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • But we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • But we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • To that end, I petition the court for a writ of habeas corpus for the blacks taken from the Amistad when it was boarded by the crew and officers of the ’Washington.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I will rule, however, that this court will entertain petitions for a writ of habeas corpus.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Finally, Baldwin pressed the point of habeas corpus.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • But before we begin, I would like to enter a second petition for habeas corpus.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Baldwin finished by imploring the court to grant the writ of habeas corpus.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Because of this I will not grant writs of habeas corpus for either the men or the children of the Amistad.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Though he was not sure what new evidence the abolitionists would marshal, he assured Forsyth that a writ of habeas corpus would never be granted in his court.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • A writ of habeas corpus would only be an invitation for them to flee prosecution for their crimes of mutiny, murder, and thievery, prosecution for which should rightly take place back in Havana.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The government is concerned that if the children or any of the other negroes are provided with a writ of habeas corpus, they will very quickly disappear, perhaps even against their will.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Granting a writ of habeas corpus would be denying rightful justice, as well as opening the door for mass escape, a course the slaves certainly would pursue in light of their previous actions of murder and mutiny.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Section 9, clause 2: "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Holabird closed by saying that issuing a writ of habeas corpus was ill-advised because it would pave a road for escape, a road that would most certainly lead these slaves away from proper justice under the laws of their homeland, Cuba.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • To remedy this fatal evil, Blackstone praises the habeas corpus act.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The proposed Constitution establishes the writ of habeas corpus, prohibits ex-post-facto laws and TITLES OF NOBILITY, a provision not in the New York constitution.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • If they were citizens of France or England, I would issue writs of habeas corpus, Mr. Staples.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The establishment of the writ of habeas corpus, the prohibition of ex-post-facto laws, and of TITLES OF NOBILITY, TO WHICH WE HAVE NO CORRESPONDING PROVISION IN OUR CONSTITUTION, are perhaps greater securities to liberty and republicanism than any it contains.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Prompted by Mr. Steerman, the Bar Association undertook a course of action without precedent in Kansas legal history: it appointed a young Wichita attorney, Russell Shultz, to investigate the charges and, should evidence warrant it, challenge the validity of the conviction by bringing habeas corpus proceedings in the Kansas Supreme Court, which had recently upheld the verdict.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • …of débris, human remains etc has been entrusted to Messrs Michael Meade and Son, 159 Great Brunswick street, and Messrs T. and C. Martin, 77, 78, 79 and 80 North Wall, assisted by the men and officers of the Duke of Cornwall’s light infantry under the general supervision of H. R. H., rear admiral, the right honourable sir Hercules Hannibal Habeas Corpus Anderson, K. G., K. P., K. T., P. C., K. C. B., M. P, J. P., M. B., D. S. O., S. O. D., M. F. H., M. R. I. A., B. L., Mus. Doc.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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Associated words [difficulty]:   habeas corpus [5] , double jeopardy [7] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , hearsay [5] , probable cause [5] , burden of proof [7] , double jeopardy [7] , statute of limitations [7] , attorney-client privilege [8] , Miranda rights [9] , grandfathered [9] , search and seizure [9] , undue influence [9]
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