habeas corpus : Definition, Usages, News and More

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habeas corpus

  • n  a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
  • n  the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment
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  • Man denied new trial in EW murders; judge disbelieves killer
    The man who admits he killed a couple in their apartment in East Windsor’s Mill Pond Village while the woman’s 3-year-old daughter was upstairs tried to get a codefendant off the hook by testifying at a “habeas corpus” trial that the co-defendant was essentially a bystander during the crime.
    June 29, 2013 - Journal Inquirer

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