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AZ United States

January 2022

Petitioning for Freedom: Habeas Corpus in the American West with Dr. Katrina Jagodinsky

January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AZ United States

Throughout history the U.S. legal system has controlled and regulated the lives of people in marginalized communities. Perhaps less known is that some people were able to successfully challenge these injustices using the very same legal system. Petitioners have opposed enslavement, deportation, federal Indian agents and much more, using the constitutional protection of habeas corpus. What is habeas corpus? How did Black, Indigenous, and immigrant petitioners in the American West, including Arizona, effectively use this legal right in the 19th…

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