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Georgia

Scott Douglas Gerber

in A Distinct Judicial Power

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199765874
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.003.0027
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Georgia, named for King George II, was the last of the British colonies planted in what is now the United States of America. The Spanish were most likely the first Europeans to visit the region, and the French also attempted to colonize it before King Charles II granted the charter of Carolina in 1662/3, which included the territory that came to comprise Georgia. This chapter surveys the constitutional development of Georgia's form of government in general and of its judiciary in particular. It shows that origins of the Georgia judiciary were among the most intriguing of the original thirteen states.

Keywords: constitutional history; independent judiciary; judicial power; Georgia

Chapter.  9611 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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