The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror

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Despite its mystique as the greatest Anglo-American legal protection, habeas corpus' history features power plays, political hypocrisy, ad hoc jurisprudence, and failures in securing individual liberty. This book tells the story of the writ from medieval England to modern America, crediting the rocky history to the writ's very nature as a government power. The book weighs in on habeas' historical controversies - addressing its origins, the relationship between king and parliament, the US Constitution's Suspension Clause, ...

The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror 2014, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781107459663

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The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror 2013, Cambridge University Press, New York

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