Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ
For centuries, the writ of habeas corpus has served as an important safeguard against miscarriages of justice, and today it remains at the center of some of the most contentious issues of our time—among them terrorism, immigration, crime, and the death penalty. Yet, in recent decades, habeas has been seriously abused. In this book, Nancy J. King and Joseph L. Hoffmann argue that habeas should be exercised with greater prudence.
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Anyone who follows current affairs will be interested in this concise and well-written exploration of habeas corpus, from its earliest applications to the Guantanamo detainees cases. The authors know their subject extremely well, yet make it accessible even to non-lawyers.
Chapter 1 An Introduction to the Writ of Habeas Corpus
Chapter 2 Habeas and Detention without Conviction
Chapter 3 The History of Habeas Review of State Criminal Cases
Habeas and State Prisoners Today
Chapter 5 The Future of Habeas Review of State Criminal Cases
Chapter 6 Collateral Review for Prisoners Convicted of Federal Crimes
Chapter 7 Habeas and the Death Penalty