From Oglethorpe to the Overthrow of the Confederacy: Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865
59 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2012 Last revised: 3 Oct 2015
Date Written: 2011
This Article will provide, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the writ of habeas corpus in Georgia not primarily focused on use of the writ as a postconviction remedy. The Article covers the 132-year period stretching from 1733, when the Georgia colony was established, to 1865, when the Confederate States of America was finally defeated and the American Civil War came to a close.
Keywords: Habeas Corpus, Georgia, Legal History, Constitutional Law, Colonial Period, Civil War
JEL Classification: K19
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