Habeas corpus : a very short introduction /
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Habeas corpus : a very short introduction /

"The storied writ of habeas corpus-literally, to hold the body-has enjoyed celebrated status in the common law tradition for centuries. Writing in the eighteenth century, the widely influential English jurist and commentator William Blackstone once labeled the writ of habeas corpus a "bulw...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Tyler, Amanda L. (Author)
Format: Online Book
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Series:Very short introductions ; 680.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • The English origins
  • The limits and potential of habeas corpus
  • Revolution
  • Habeas corpus comes to America
  • Habeas corpus in the early United States
  • Civil War and suspension
  • Reconstruction and expansion of the writ
  • World War II and the demise of the great writ
  • Habeas corpus today.