Habeas Corpus" is a Latin phrase which means "you have the body." It is the right by which a person can go to court and challenge the validity of his/her imprisonment.
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Harvard Magazine: The War and the Writ
In the fight against terrorists, habeas corpus has played a key role in efforts to balance civil liberties against national security.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Writ of Habeas Corpus
History and cases regarding Habeas Corpus in Georgia, the first in history to make access to the writ a constitutional right.
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