File:Hercules and Leo initial WRIT show cause ORDER.pdf

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English: This is not federal but an April 20, 2015 New York State court order. It is an order which appears as if it grants a hearing and the "writ of habeas corpus" to two chimpanzee petitioners Leo and Hercules. The order did not actually grant habeas corpus. Because of the media frenzy the order was amended with the phrase "habeas corpus" manually crossed out. This filing of this document was initially interpreted as granting chimpanzees a right to liberty and was reported all over the world.



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@Jarekt Hi, I wanted to change to jpg because I wanted the cover as an image in a wikipedia article. And you are right about having the pdf in cases of documentss. Put up the image of cover with a different name? And in the description write that there is also pdf file. Do you think that works? Rybkovich (talk) 15:28, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

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