Examining five decisions of the Supreme Court that were not matters that required the apex court’s scrutiny.
Pudiyam Panda will be free to go home with his family if he wants, the high court in Bilaspur said in its habeas corpus order on Thursday.
Gutting Habeas Corpus: The Inside Story of How Bill Clinton Sacrificed Prisoners’ Rights for Political Gain
In the zero-tolerance climate of the ’80s and ’90s, the concept of habeas corpus had met with increasing impatience; critics accused people on death row of gaming the system, filing “appeal after appeal” just to stay alive.
Despite having been cleared for release by a multi-agency review board in 2009, Tariq Ba-Odah remains behind bars with his release still a subject of legal wrangling by the Obama administration.