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Case Name Crowe v. Head CJ-GA-0003
Docket / Court 02-2265 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Case Summary
On August 15, 2002, a prisoner of the State of Georgia filed a petition for habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. §1154 against the Georgia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff alleged that his constitutional rights were threatened by ... read more >
On August 15, 2002, a prisoner of the State of Georgia filed a petition for habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. §1154 against the Georgia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff alleged that his constitutional rights were threatened by the use of lethal injection, which he claimed to be cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiff also claimed that he had been subject to ineffective assistance of counsel.

On September 30, 2005, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Judge Orinda Dale Evans) denied the plaintiff's request, holding that he had not been subject to ineffective assistance of counsel and that his constitutional rights were not threatened by lethal injection. Crowe v. Terry, 426 F.Supp.2d 1310 (N.D.Ga. 2005). The plaintiff appealed. On June 27, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Judge William Holcombe Pryor, Jr.) affirmed the district court's decision. Crowe v. Hall, 490 F.3d 840 (11th Cir. 2007).

Our Pacer docket, which is accurate as of August 28, 2007, records no further activity in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 08/28/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Death Penalty
Lethal Injection - General
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Georgia Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Prisoner who was sentenced to death after a sheriff allegedly convinced him to plead guilty in violation of his right to counsel
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
02-2265 (N.D. Ga.) 10/17/2007
CJ-GA-0003-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Brief of Appellant 11/14/1994
CJ-GA-0003-0001 PDF | Detail
Opinion 01/21/2005 (356 F.Supp.2d 1339) (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0003-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Denial of Petition for Habeas 09/30/2005 (426 F.Supp.2d 1310) (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0003-0004 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 06/27/2007 (490 F.3d 840)
CJ-GA-0003-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judgment 09/13/2007
CJ-GA-0003-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Birch, Stanley F. Jr. (Eleventh Circuit)
CJ-GA-0003-0005
Evans, Orinda Dale (N.D. Ga.)
CJ-GA-0003-0003 | CJ-GA-0003-0004 | CJ-GA-0003-9000
Pryor, William Holcombe Jr. (Eleventh Circuit)
CJ-GA-0003-0005
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barkett, Rosemary (Florida)
CJ-GA-0003-0005
Bergin, Michael (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0003-0001
Fort, Ann Grunewald (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0003-0003 | CJ-GA-0003-0004 | CJ-GA-0003-0005 | CJ-GA-0003-9000
McGlasson, Robert L. (Texas)
CJ-GA-0003-0004 | CJ-GA-0003-9000
Mears, Michael (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0003-0001
Rudolph, Amelia Toy (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0003-0003 | CJ-GA-0003-0004 | CJ-GA-0003-9000
Wells, Mary Elizabeth (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Boleyn, Susan Virginia (Georgia)
CJ-GA-0003-0003 | CJ-GA-0003-0004 | CJ-GA-0003-0005 | CJ-GA-0003-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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