Habeas corpus is both a powerful government tool to compel a detainee in the judicial process and perhaps the most revered libertarian check against government power in the Anglo-American tradition. The Great Writ, as it has been called, has been an imperfect remedy against tyrannical imprisonment, one badly in need of a justifying principle.

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