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

Donald E. Wilkes Jr.

University of Georgia Law School

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wilkes, Donald E., From Oglethorpe to the Overthrow of the Confederacy: Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865 (2011). Georgia Law Review, Vol. 45, pp. 1015-1072, 2011; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1990515

Donald E. Wilkes Jr. (Contact Author)

University of Georgia Law School ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

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