In re Burrus
136 U.S. 586 (1890)

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In re Burrus, 136 U.S. 586 (1890)

In re Burrus

No. 10, Original

Submitted March 10, 1890

Decided May 19, 1890

136 U.S. 586

Syllabus

A district court of the United States has no authority in law to issue a writ of habeas corpus to restore an infant to the custody of its father when unlawfully detained by its grandparents.

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