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Title

  • Main Title Federal Habeas Corpus: An Abridged Sketch

Creator

  • Author: Doyle, Charles
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Senior Specialist, American Law Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2006-04-28

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This report discusses federal habeas corpus, which is a procedure under which a federal court may review the legality of an individual’s incarceration. It is most often invoked after conviction and the exhaustion of the ordinary means of appeal. It is at once the last refuge of scoundrels and the last hope of the innocent. It is an intricate weave of statute and case law whose reach has flowed and ebbed over time.
  • Physical Description: 6 Pages.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Civil liberties
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Habeas corpus
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Criminal justice

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RS22432
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS22432_2006Apr28
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs8968