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habeas corpus

[hā′bē·əs kôr′pəs]
Etymology: L, you have the body
a right retained by all psychiatric patients that provides for the release of individuals who claim they are being deprived of their liberty and detained illegally. A hearing for this determination takes place in a court of law, where the patient's sanity may be at issue.
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The Court further distinguished Eisentrager by arguing that the Court in that case had concerned itself only with whether the petitioners had a constitutional right to habeus corpus review.
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.
Among those laws is Habeus Corpus, whereby any person arrested has to be charged and brought before a court.
She notes that the society that spawned the first terrorist constricted after his attack, and began to imprison foreigners without trial and suspend habeus corpus.
Habeus Corpus was suspended and the Bow Street Runners, the only semblance of a police force in Britain at the time, were sent out in pursuit of the hyperactive fanatic.