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Swede

(33,211 posts)
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 09:32 AM Nov 2023

Georgia Supreme Court has refused to approve rules for a new commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors

Georgia Supreme Court has refused to approve rules for a new commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors — meaning the commission can't operate.
Republicans wanted the commission to baselessly discipline or remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.



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Georgia Supreme Court has refused to approve rules for a new commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors (Original Post) Swede Nov 2023 OP
Good God. Sanity, rule of law and intelligence rears its pretty head in GA! CurtEastPoint Nov 2023 #1
A small victory for Justice. ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2023 #2
Good news but they won't stop trying to find a way. 50 Shades Of Blue Nov 2023 #3
Good news. But In Florida.... Easterncedar Nov 2023 #4
This may only be a victory till January. pnwmom Nov 2023 #5
Sounds like ol' Houston is whistling past the MAGA graveyard Tom of Temecula Nov 2023 #6
Georgia has been fighting to maintain their democracy against MAGAts , and doing a very good job of it. Martin68 Nov 2023 #7
Pro-Democracy voters need to give our brothers and sisters in Georgia a lot of credit peggysue2 Nov 2023 #8

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,751 posts)
2. A small victory for Justice.
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 09:41 AM
Nov 2023

Ousting a duly elected servant of the people just because she is doing her job is in itself a miscarriage of Justice. What took place in Georgia in 2020 to get the election there overturned there is an example of upholding the law from a DA's perspective. Had the two Republican Senators, Perdue and Loeffler, done the same thing, they too would be facing serious charges of blatant election interference as PO1135809 is.

Easterncedar

(2,268 posts)
4. Good news. But In Florida....
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 11:18 AM
Nov 2023

the governor just removes the elected prosecutors and no one stands to stop him. (May be a lawsuit pending, but the removal is effective.)

pnwmom

(108,960 posts)
5. This may only be a victory till January.
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 04:06 PM
Nov 2023
https://apnews.com/article/georgia-prosecutors-district-attorneys-fani-willis-trump-c8cd9469a7b5bca6ff139d32cf6f9ce2#

State Rep. Houston Gaines, an Athens Republican who helped guide the law through the state House earlier this year, said he believed lawmakers could as soon as January remove the requirement for the court to approve the rules, letting the commission begin operating.

“This commission has been years in the making — and now it has its appointees and rules and regulations ready to go,” Gaines wrote in a text. “As soon as the legislature can address this final issue from the court, rogue prosecutors will be held accountable.”

Tom of Temecula

(1,102 posts)
6. Sounds like ol' Houston is whistling past the MAGA graveyard
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 08:15 AM
Nov 2023

Overthrowing both the authority of a state Supreme Court and every prosecutor in that state is a tall order.

Martin68

(22,768 posts)
7. Georgia has been fighting to maintain their democracy against MAGAts , and doing a very good job of it.
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 12:19 PM
Nov 2023

They are like a microcosm of the US right now.

peggysue2

(10,825 posts)
8. Pro-Democracy voters need to give our brothers and sisters in Georgia a lot of credit
Sat Nov 25, 2023, 12:33 PM
Nov 2023

They've been fighting and pushing against serious headwinds from the state's extremists. But they've managed to hold the line and push back.

Just another example of why 2024 is so critical. For everyone.



Btw, I love the 'rogue prosecutors' tag. That would be anyone defending the rule of law against the religious and political nut wads.

Go Georgia!

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