Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., University of Georgia Law School, has published From Oglethorpe to the Overthrow of the Confederacy: Habeas Corpus in Georgia, 1733-1865 at 45 Georgia Law Review 1015 (2011). Here is the abstract.
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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.