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Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus

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The Writ of Habeas Corpus
The Writ of Habeas Corpus is a writ directed to the person detaining
another, commanding him to produce the body of the prisoner at a
designated time and place, with the day and cause of his caption
and detention, to do, to submit to, and receive whatever the court
or judge awarding the writ shall consider in his behalf.


Purpose
The great object of which is the liberation of those who
may be in prison without sufficient cause.


To What Habeas Corpus Extends
Except as otherwise provided by law, the writ of habeas corpus shall
extend to all cases of illegal confinement or detention by which any
person is deprived of his liberty, or by which the rightful custody
of any person is withheld from the person entitled thereto.


Privilege
It is the right to have an immediate determination of the
legality of the deprivation of physical liberty.


Suspension of the Privilege

In case of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires
it, the President, may for a period not exceedin…