This essay addresses the background to and significance of Tarble’s Case (1872), in which the Supreme Court concluded that state courts lack the power to issue habeas corpus to challenge the lawfulness of detention by federal officials.
Michael G. Collins & Ann Woolhandler, The Story of <em>Tarble’s Case</em>: State Habeas and Federal Detention, in Federal Courts Stories, Foundation Press, 141–161 (2010).