Northeastern University Law Journal
This is the second of three planned articles in a project whose overall title is “Habeas Corpus in Three Dimensions.” The first installment discussed the importance of habeas corpus as a common law writ.2 This piece considers the significance of the fact that American habeas corpus until the first decades of the nineteenth century was embedded in a system of multiple constraints on government power.3 The third installment will trace the role of habeas corpus in the system of checks and balances that developed here subsequently.
Eric M. Freedman,
Habeas Corpus in Three Dimensions Dimension II: Habeas Corpus as a Legal Remedy, 8 Ne. U. L. Rev. 1
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