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The DC Code: § 16-1907 Traversing return; pleading; witnesses.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

A person at whose instance or in whose behalf a writ of habeas corpus has been issued may traverse the return thereto, or plead any matters showing that there is not a sufficient legal cause for his confinement or detention. The court or judge may issue process for witnesses or for the production of papers, which shall be served and enforced in like manner as similar process issued in a cause pending in the court, if the court or judge is satisfied as to the materiality of the testimony proposed to be adduced.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1907. 1973 Ed., § 16-1907. DC CODE § 16-1907 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 584, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)