CHAPTER 915
HABEAS CORPUS

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Sec. 52-466. Application for writ of habeas corpus. Service. Return.

      Sec. 52-466. Application for writ of habeas corpus. Service. Return.

      History and purpose of writ of habeas corpus establish that habeas court lacks power to act on habeas petition absent petitioner's allegedly unlawful custody and therefore custody requirement in section is jurisdictional, and petitioner whose conviction has expired fully prior to filing of habeas petition is not in "custody" on that conviction within meaning of section, despite alleged existence of collateral consequences flowing from that conviction. 274 C. 507.

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