Originally published: San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney Co., 1886. lx, 702 pp. Reprint of the first edition. This comprehensive work discusses all aspects of the writ of habeas corpus and its jurisdiction in English common law and United States federal and state courts. Includes an examination of issues of bail, foreign and interstate extradition, the return, pardon, custody, etc. and a thorough history of the writ that traces its history to the Roman edict.
William S[mithers] Church is the author of several works including New Probate Law and Practice (1909) and A Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States (1896).