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Postconviction Habeas Corpus Relief in Georgia: A Decade After the Habeas Corpus Act

By Jr. Donald E. Wilkes


Part II of this Article will highlight the grounds for relief from a conviction or sentence that were available to a Georgia prisoner prior to 1967 and the procedural obstacles to relief that existed. Part III will explore the grounds for relief currently available, and Part IV will examine the procedural obstacles to postconviction relief that remain. Part V will briefly summarize the availability of postconfiction relief in federal court to determine whether the 1967 Act has in fact eliminated the friction between the state courts and the federal courts

Topics: Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law and Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Georgia Law
Year: 1978
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