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" The writ of habeas corpus is a high prerogative writ, known to the common law, the great object of which is the liberation of those who may be imprisoned without sufficient cause. It is in the nature of a writ of error, to examine the legality of the... "
A Practical Abridgment of American Common Law Cases Argued and Determined in ... - Page 534
by Jacob D. Wheeler - 1835
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The Whole Law Relative to the Duty and Office of a Justice of the Peace ...

Thomas Walter Williams - Judges - 1808 - 906 pages
...subject, his writ of right, that is such a one as he is entitled to ex debito jtistitiœ, and iť in nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the commitment, and therefore commands the day, the caption, and cause of deteution, to be returned. Ч lust. 55. 4...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1819 - 852 pages
...regard to the subject, deemed his writ of right, to which he is entitled ex debito justitis, and is in nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the commitment, and therefore commands the day, the caption, and the cause of detention, to be returned (z). The obligation...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings ...

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1819 - 752 pages
...post, last vol. Hand's Prac. 520. 3 Bla. C. 131. niiich he is entitled ex debito justitioe, and is in nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the commitment, and therefore commands the day, the caption, and the cause of detention, to be returned. (z) The obligation...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1826 - 1018 pages
...in regard to the subject, deemed his writ of right, to which he is entitled ex debito justifies, and is in the nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the commitment, and therefore commands the day, the caption, and the cause of proceedings in general, see 3 Bl. (a)...
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Crimes and Punishments;: Or, An Analytical Digest of The Criminal Statute ...

Edmund Hayes - Criminal law - 1837 - 758 pages
...deemed his writ of rijrht, that is, such a one as he is entitled to, ex debito justifies, and is in nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the commitment, Bac. Abr. Habeas Corpus, A. Many delays and perversions of justice having occurred, to the great oppression...
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Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown, Volume 2

Sir Matthew Hale - Pleas of the crown - 1847 - 764 pages
...inquiring into the cause of the commitment;" the writ of habeas corpus is a high prerogative writ, known to the common law, the great object of which...of error to examine the legality of the commitment; it brings up the prisoner with the cause of his confinement and the court can undoubtedly inquire into...
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Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown, Volume 2

Sir Matthew Hale - Pleas of the crown - 1847 - 760 pages
...inquiring into the cause of the commitment;" the writ of habeas corpus is a higli prerogative writ, known to the common law, the great object of which...nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of tbe commitment; it brings up the prisoner with the cause of his confinement and the court can undoubtedly...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 5; Volume 46

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1847 - 668 pages
...of appellate authority. Thus, in Ex parte Watkins, 3 Peters, 202, Chief Justice Marshall says, — " It is in the nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the In the 'Matter of Metzgcr. commitment." Same case, 7 Peters, 572. In Ex parte Milbum, 9 Peters, 704,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 14; Volume 39

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1854 - 684 pages
...the purpose of inquiring into the cause of commitment." 3 Pet. 201 . " It is a high prerogative writ, known to the common law, the great object of which...error to examine the legality of the commitment." Ib. 202. It lies to a Circuit Court of the United States, sitting in a state, (3 Dall. 17,) or to the...
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Lower-Canada Reports

Law reports, digests, etc - 1855 - 562 pages
...in regard to the subject, deemed his writ of right, to which he is entitled ex debito justiticz, and is in the nature of a writ of error to examine the legality of the commitment, and therefore commands the day, the caption and the cause of detention to be returned. (1) The obligation...
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