Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wilkes on Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865

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, which appears in the Georgia Law Review 45 (2011): 1015-1072.  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.