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Habeas for the Twenty-First Century: Uses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ

Nancy J. King and Joseph L. Hoffmann


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. This book argues that habeas should be exercised with greater prudence. Through historical, empirical, and legal analysis, as well as illustrative case studies, the authors examine the current use of the writ in the United States and offer reform proposals to help ensure its ongo ... More

Keywords: terrorism, immigration, crime, death penalty, case studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226436975
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226436968.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy J. King, author

Joseph L. Hoffmann, author