It is a well-settled rule, sustained by innumerable cases, that errors and irregularities committed by a court within the sphere of its jurisdiction cannot be inquired into in habeas corpus proceedings. The reason commonly given for this rule is that such a proceeding is a collateral attack on the judgment, and a collateral attack is necessarily limited to the inquiry whether the court has acted without jurisdiction or has exceeded its jurisdiction.
E. R. S.,
HABEAS CORPUS AS A METHOD OF REVIEW-PROHIBITION-MANDAMUS,
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