EX PARTE PARKS, 93 U. S. 18 (1876)

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Ex Parte Parks, 93 U.S. 18 (1876)

Ex Parte Parks

93 U.S. 18


1. Where an inferior court has jurisdiction of the cause and the person in a criminal suit, and no writ of error lies from this Court, it will not on habeas corpus review the legality of the proceedings.

2. It is only where the proceedings below are entirely void, either for want of jurisdiction, or other cause, that such relief will be given.

3. Whether a matter for which a party is indicted in the district court is or is not a crime against the laws of the United States is a question within the jurisdiction of that court, which it must decide. Its decision will not be reviewed here by habeas corpus.

4. Ex pane Yerger, 8 Wall. 85, and Ex Parte Lange, 18 Wall. 163, referred to and approved.

The petition is set forth, and the facts in the case are stated, in the opinion of the Court.


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