Judge says 2 lab chimps can fight for their freedom

April 22, 2015 1:18 PM

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Judge says 2 lab chimps can fight for their freedom

Chita, a female chimpanzee, holds bananas as she peers from within her new enclosure at a zoo in Asuncion, Paraguay, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

The writ of habeas corpus lets prisoners appear in court to make their captors justify why they're being held. Until now in the US, those who've used this legal tactic have been human.

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