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Habeas corpus in the United States: Quiz


Question 1: ___ (2008), the Supreme Court suggested that the Suspension Clause protects "the writ as it existed in 1789," that is, as a writ which federal judges could issue in the exercise of their ________ authority.
ShariaReception statuteCivil law (legal system)Common law

Question 2: In the Confederacy, ________ also suspended habeas corpus and imposed martial law.
Abraham LincolnJ. Donald CameronZachary TaylorJefferson Davis

Question 3: In ________, 542 U.S.
Combatant Status Review TribunalHamdi v. RumsfeldHamdan v. RumsfeldUnlawful combatant

Question 4: The ________ of the United States Constitution specifically included the English common law procedure in Article One, Section 9, clause 2, which states:
Article One of the United States ConstitutionSaxbe fixUnited States Bill of RightsSeparation of powers under the United States Constitution

Question 5: Habeas corpus remained the only means for judicial review of federal capital convictions until ________, and the only means for review of federal convictions for other "infamous crimes" until 1891.

Question 6: As of 1992, less than 1% of federal habeas corpus petitions involved ________ sentences, although 21% involved life sentences.
Religion and capital punishmentTortureStoningCapital punishment

Question 7: 507 (2004), re-confirmed the right of United States citizens to habeas corpus even when declared an ________.
Enemy combatantLakhdar BoumedieneGuantanamo Bay detention campUnlawful combatant

Question 8: Thus, habeas is a very interesting area for the relationship between federal and state courts and systems of laws, within the study of ________.
ConfederationInter-Parliamentary UnionEuropean UnionFederalism

Question 9: ________ (/'heɪbiəs 'kɔɹpəs/), Latin for "you [should] have the body," is the name of a legal action or writ by means of which detainees can seek relief from unlawful imprisonment.
Habeas corpusHamdan v. RumsfeldUnited StatesGuantanamo Bay detention camp

Question 10: On April 27, 1861, the writ of habeas corpus was suspended by President ________ in Maryland and parts of midwestern states, including southern Indiana during the American Civil War.
Andrew JohnsonGerald FordAbraham LincolnUlysses S. Grant


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