Therese M. Day

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Survey Article


This Article provides a survey of death penalty case law in Georgia from June 1, 2005 through May 31, 2006. The cases include those that the Georgia Supreme Court heard on interim appeal, direct appeal, and on review of habeas corpus decisions. Two recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court are also included because of their relevance to Georgia death penalty law. While there have been recent significant statutory changes affecting capital litigation in Georgia, those changes are beyond the purview of this Article and therefore will not be discussed. Likewise, holdings in capital cases that are common to all criminal appeals will not be discussed in this Article.