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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
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
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filed 08/15/2002
Case Ongoing No
Court Docket(s)
N.D. Ga.
10/17/2007
02-2265
CJ-GA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
State Supreme Court
11/14/1994
Brief of Appellant
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N.D. Ga.
01/21/2005
Opinion (356 F.Supp.2d 1339)
CJ-GA-0003-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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N.D. Ga.
09/30/2005
Denial of Petition for Habeas (426 F.Supp.2d 1310)
CJ-GA-0003-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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U.S. Court of Appeals
06/27/2007
Opinion (490 F.3d 840)
CJ-GA-0003-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
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U.S. Court of Appeals
09/13/2007
Judgment [Ct. of App. ECF# 81]
CJ-GA-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Birch, Stanley F. Jr. (Eleventh Circuit) show/hide docs
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Evans, Orinda Dale (N.D. Ga.) show/hide docs
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Pryor, William Holcombe Jr. (Eleventh Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Barkett, Rosemary (Florida) show/hide docs
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Bergin, Michael (Georgia) show/hide docs
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Fort, Ann Grunewald (Georgia) show/hide docs
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McGlasson, Robert L. (Texas) show/hide docs
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Mears, Michael (Georgia) show/hide docs
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Rudolph, Amelia Toy (Georgia) show/hide docs
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Wells, Mary Elizabeth (Georgia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Boleyn, Susan Virginia (Georgia) show/hide docs
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