Petitions of the day
The petitions of the day are:
Issue: Whether, after initiating a custody request for a state prisoner under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act, 18 U.S.C. app. 2, the federal government may nullify the state’s exercise of its statutory right to disallow that custody request by resort to a writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum.
Issue: Whether, when the United States has invoked the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act and seeks temporary custody of a state prisoner by means of a writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum, the governor of the sending state – pursuant to the plain language of the Agreement – may disapprove that request.
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petitions of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 17, 2012, 11:01 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/12/petitions-of-the-day-14/