From Oglethorpe to the Overthrow of the Confederacy: Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865
Donald E. Wilkes Jr.
University of Georgia Law School
Georgia Law Review, Vol. 45, pp. 1015-1072, 2011
UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-01
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 59
Keywords: Habeas Corpus, Georgia, Legal History, Constitutional Law, Colonial Period, Civil War
JEL Classification: K19
Date posted: January 24, 2012 ; Last revised: October 3, 2015