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1. Nature of remedy

(State) Habeas Procedure, Generally

State ex rel Marvin Coleman v. McCaughtry, 2006 WI 49, reversing and remanding summary order of court of appeals, reconsideration denied, 2006 WI 121 For Coleman: Brian Kinstler Issue/Holding: ¶18      A petition for writ of habeas corpus commences a civil proceeding wherein the petitioner claims an illegal denial of his or her liberty. State ex rel. Zdanczewicz v. Snyder, 131… Read more


(State) Habeas Corpus — Generally

State v. Rodosvaldo C. Pozo, 2002 WI App 279, 258 Wis. 2d 796, 654 N.W.2d 12 Issue/Holding: ¶8. Writ of habeas corpus is an equitable remedy that protects a person’s right to personal liberty by freeing him or her from illegal confinement. State ex rel. Dowe v. Waukesha County Circuit Court, 184 Wis. 2d 724, 728-29… Read more


(State) Habeas Corpus – Generally

State ex rel. Fuentes v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 225 Wis. 2d 446, 593 N.W.2d 48 (1999) For Fuentes: Robert T. Ruth Issue/Holding: ¶6. The availability of habeas corpus relief arises out of the common law and is guaranteed by both the state2 and federal3 constitutions as well as by statute.4 Although a habeas corpus petition normally arises… Read more