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The Custody Requirement for Habeas Corpus

By Cushman, Charles A., Major

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Title: The Custody Requirement for Habeas Corpus  
Author: Cushman, Charles A., Major
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Armed Forces, Military law
Collections: Military Law Review
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Publisher: Government Publication


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Excerpt: The Function Of Habeas Corpus. Habeas corpus, we have all been told, is a ?discretionary writ, extraordinary in nature, issued by a civil court to inquire into the legality of any restraint upon the body of a person.? Historically, the writ served the function of affording the prisoner a judicial inquiry into the validity of his pretrial restraint. In 1830, the Supreme Court put it this way?


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