Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Woolhandler and Collins on The Story of Tarble's Case

The Story of Tarble's Case: State Habeas and Federal Detention is a new essay by Ann Woolhandler and Michael G. Collins, both of the University of Virginia School of Law. It is forthcoming in FEDERAL COURTS STORIES, Vicki C. Jackson & Judith Resnik eds., Thomson/West. Here's the abstract:
This essay addresses the background to and significance of Tarble’s Case (1872), in which the Supreme Court concluded that state courts lack the power to issue habeas corpus to challenge the lawfulness of detention by federal officials.