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xxxix, 761 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction and the origins of habeas corpus
  • Constitutional structure of the habeas privilege
  • The scope of federal habeas authority to review state convictions
  • Procedural limitations of federal post-conviction relief
  • Federal merits review
  • Review of federal convictions
  • Immigration detention
  • Civil detention
  • Military commissions
  • National security detention
  • Post-conviction procedure
  • The future of habeas corpus
  • Statutory appendix.
This casebook is the first to cover federal habeas corpus comprehensively, presenting post-conviction review and executive detention litigation in an accessible way. It is designed both for standalone courses on habeas corpus, and for courses focusing on post-conviction litigation, wrongful convictions, and national security detention. The first two chapters introduce students to the habeas privilege and the Suspension Clause. A four-chapter unit on post-conviction litigation carefully explores cognizability, procedural doctrines, and merits adjudication. Two chapters develop the role habeas plays in review of immigration and other types of civil detention. A substantial two-chapter unit examines habeas review of military custody.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781609301880 20160912
Law Library (Crown)