Habeas Corpus Act

(from the article `habeas corpus`) Many of the procedures that made for effective assertion of these rights were provided by the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, which authorized judges to ... ...in France. The unwise demonstrations of the radicals caused the government to have recourse to repressive legislation. In May 1792 a proclamation .....
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Habeas Corpus Act

(from the article `McCardle, Ex Parte`) ...jailed for sedition after criticizing both the local Union military commander and Congress. He was denied the benefit of habeas corpus but sought ...
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