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California Anti-Junk Science Forensics Bill Signed Into Law

Mike Bowers, on his blog Forensics in Focus, has posted the news that a new “anti-junk science forensics” bill has been signed into law in California. 83 more words


Ryan v Governor of Midlands Prison: Habeas corpus not appropriate if there is a prima facie valid order for detention

Here, the Court followed precedent that habeas corpus is not an appropriate action to challenge a detention where there is a prima facie valid order for detention. 387 more words

On 24 September 1862 Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus. That’s an ancient writ that harkens back to Magna Carta and requires the government either to charge you or turn you loose.

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American Commentary

From December 4, 2006 Why Habeas Corpus is important for Democracy

Why is Habeas Corpus Important for Democracy

Based on the recent attacks from ISIS and ISIL, I thought that this might bear re-reading.


Having tried and failed to suspend habeas corpus for two American citizens, Jose Padilla and Esam Hamdi (Hamdi v. 726 more words

German Of The Day: Hauptverkehrszeit

You know, the peak hour? The highpoint? Not to be confused with other kinds of public Verkehr (traffic) out there, however.

It usually takes place in the Berlin subway around… 59 more words


Prisoner of Fort McHenry

Forty-seven years after he penned the Star-Spangled Banner, and eighteen years after his death, a grandson of Francis Scott Key, Francis Key Howard, found himself a prisoner in Fort McHenry.  443 more words

Habeas Relief Denied - Trial Judge Given Authority To Limit Questioning of Rape Victims

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a habeas petition for a man who is now on parole after being convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.   441 more words

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