Public Ethics Radio: Larry May on Habeas Corpus

Oct 28, 2008

Are habeas corpus petitions, as Barack Obama put it, "the foundation of Anglo-American law"? Or are they just nuisance lawsuits, as John McCain claims?

Are habeas corpus petitions, as Barack Obama put it, "the foundation of Anglo-American law"? Or are they just nuisance lawsuits, "whether it be about the diet, whether it be about the reading material," that will just slow down the legal system and leave us "bollixed up," as John McCain claims? In this episode of Public Ethics Radio, we turn to Professor Larry May for answers.

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