Examples of habeas corpus in a Sentence
apply for a writ of habeas corpus
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At this point, da Silva's last and best hope of staying out of jail — and keeping his re-election hopes alive — is the Supreme Federal Tribunal, which scheduled a Wednesday hearing on his habeas corpus petition.
After Chutkan ordered the government to allow the ACLU to speak with him by Pentagon videoconference, the man authorized the group to file a habeas corpus petition on his behalf challenging his detention.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Doe in his habeas corpus petition, has until midday Wednesday to respond to the government filing.
Lula’s defence team played for time, filing procedural motions at the appeal court and making its petition for habeas corpus to the STF.
Lawyers for the ex-president filed a request for habeas corpus at the Superior Court of Justice earlier on Tuesday.
The ultimatum followed a decision by the supreme court (the STF) on the previous day to reject a habeas corpus petition by Lula’s lawyers.
Shortly before Friday's deadline, Brazil's Superior Court of Justice, the nation's highest appellate court, rejected a habeas corpus request to delay the prison time.
The nation’s top court early on Thursday rejected by 6-5 Lula’s request for a preventative habeas corpus, removing the final legal hurdle to a prison order.
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Did You Know?
The literal meaning of habeas corpus is "You shall have the body"—that is, the judge must have the person charged with a crime brought into the courtroom to hear what he's been charged with. Through much of human history, and in many countries still today, a person may be imprisoned on the orders of someone in the government and kept behind bars for years without ever getting a chance to defend himself, or even knowing what he's done wrong. In England, the right to be brought before a judge to hear the charges and answer them was written into law over 300 years ago, and the U.S. adopted the British practice in its Constitution.
HABEAS CORPUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of habeas corpus for English Language Learners
law : an order to bring a jailed person before a judge or court to find out if that person should really be in jail
legal Definition of habeas corpus
- 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
- —U.S. Constitution art. I
Origin and Etymology of habeas corpus
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