habeas corpus cum causa

Definition of "habeas corpus cum causa"
  1. A court order originating from a higher court that instructs a lower court to bring forth a defendant along with the reason for which the defendant is being held - also referred to as habeas corpus ad faciendum et recipiendum, coming from a Latin phrase meaning 'you should have the body with the cause'
How to use "habeas corpus cum causa" in a sentence
  1. The higher court issued a writ of habeas corpus cum causa, requiring the lower court to produce the defendant and provide the reason for the arrest.
  2. In order to verify if the detention was legal, a writ of habeas corpus cum causa was served to the responding court.
  3. The offender’s lawyer filed for habeas corpus cum causa to challenge the legality of his client's detention.

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