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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 modern understanding of the writ of habeas corpus as a protection of individual liberty solidified in the seventeenth century, amid struggles between Parliament and the monarch for political supremacy.
But the Habeas Corpus Act allowed a person convicted of a crime in state court to request a writ of habeas corpus from a federal court, based on a showing that the person's incarceration violated the U.
Warrantless arrest cannot be made even with the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus," Drilon emphasized.
When Newman learned that her client had been moved to the 4th Circuit, she changed her motion attacking the material witness warrant into a petition for a writ of habeas corpus seeking his release.
Prosecutors in the LAPD corruption scandal said they will file writs of habeas corpus today seeking the dismissal of charges against five people, and support a writ of habeas corpus filed by a private defense attorney on a sixth person's behalf.
On August 4, 2004, Judge Furgeson granted Willis' petition for a writ of habeas corpus, finding that the trial and sentencing were unconstitutional.
Malacanang has welcomed the approval of Congress to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus for another year in the entire region of Mindanao.
Erotokritou filed the petition for a writ of habeas corpus following his conviction last month to three-and-a-half years in jail for conspiring to subvert the course of justice and bribery while serving as deputy attorney-general in 2013.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez today said it is entirely up to President Rodrigo Duterte whether or not to make good on his warning to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.
Protesting that he was illegally imprisoned, he applied for a writ of habeas corpus.
Attorneys for 36-year-old Joseph Bruce Hanson are in the process of filing a writ of habeas corpus to the Second District Court of Appeal, asking the court to overturn Antelope Valley Municipal Court Judge Pamela Roger's decision that prosecutors' first filing constituted ``excusable neglect.
Duterte is asking Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao and the suspension of writ of habeas corpus from January 1, 2018, to Dec.