writ of habeas corpus


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Noun1.writ of habeas corpus - a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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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.
And where the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is also suspended, such suspension applies only to those judicially charged with rebellion or offenses connected with invasion.
Unless stopped by the Supreme Court, the second extension of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao will take effect tomorrow and remain enforced for the whole of 2018.
In a petition, the lawmakers also challenged the continued suspension of the writ of habeas corpus also up to the end of next year.
In May, the supreme court rejected Erotokritou's petition for a writ of habeas corpus following his conviction in February 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.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Eastern Samar Provincial Office received a directive from DILG Central Office, Manila, on the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus under the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.
He said arrests without warrant would be made possible by suspending the writ of habeas corpus.
Following the refusal of the executive branch to honor his writ of habeas corpus ("have the body") to produce pro-Southern Marylander John Merryman in his courtroom from his imprisonment in Fort McHenry in the early months of the US Civil War, US Chief Justice Roger Taney issued a ruling finding President Abraham Lincoln in violation of his constitutional duties, as only Congress had the power to suspend the writ.
SECOND CIRCUIT CLARIFIES THE PROPER ROLE OF A DISTRICT COURT IN CONSIDERING A PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS CHALLENGING AN EXTRADITION ORDER
He lodged an unsuccessful application for a writ of habeas corpus to secure his release before launching judicial review proceedings.
English legal commentator William Blackstone described the writ of habeas corpus as a second Magna Carta, and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall called it the "great writ.
In a poetic coup de grace, he found protection from this military through a writ of habeas corpus in a federal district court.