Friday, February 17, 2012
Donald E., Jr. Wilkes (University of Georgia Law School) has posted From Oglethorpe to the Overthrow of the Confederacy: Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865 (Georgia Law Review, Vol. 45, pp. 1015-1072, 2011) on SSRN. Here is the 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.