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Habeas Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC42795 - Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v. R.W. Commerford & Sons, Inc. (Habeas corpus; whether habeas corpus jurisprudence contained indication that habeas corpus relief was intended to apply to nonhuman animal; "The petitioner, Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc., appeals from the judgment of the habeas court dismissing its petition for a writ of habeas corpus that it sought on behalf of an elephant, Minnie, who is alleged to be owned by the named respondents, R.W. Commerford & Sons, Inc. (also known as the Commerford Zoo), and its president, William R. Commerford. The petitioner argues that the court improperly dismissed its petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We conclude that the court properly dismissed the petition on the alternative ground that the petitioner lacked standing.")