Schlanger v. Seamans,
401 U.S. 487 (1971)

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Schlanger v. Seamans, 401 U.S. 487 (1971)

Schlanger v. Seamans

No. 5481

Argued February 22, 1971

Decided March 23, 1971

401 U.S. 487


The District Court for the District of Arizona did not have jurisdiction to entertain a habeas corpus application by an Air Force enlisted man in Arizona on temporary duty orders, as no custodian, neither the commanding officer at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia nor anyone in the chain of command, was a resident of Arizona. Pp. 401 U. S. 488-492.


DOUGLAS, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and BLACK, BRENNAN, WHITE, MARSHALL, and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. HARLAN, J., concurred in the result. STEWART, J., dissented.

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