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908 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

‘You mean we have to feed these people?’ Remark part of judge’s ‘habitual intemperance,’ ethics complaint says

A Georgia judge is facing a 58-count ethics complaint alleging that he made improper gender-based and intemperate comments, tried to influence cases involving acquaintances, and participated in a promotional video and Facebook fundraiser for a children’s advocacy center.

Top Georgia court reinstates six-week abortion ban

The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed enforcement of the state’s ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

Georgia’s six-week abortion ban was unconstitutional when enacted and can’t be enforced, judge rules

A judge in Fulton County, Georgia, has struck down the state’s ban on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which happens at about six weeks of pregnancy.

Giuliani touts ‘total vindication’ after prosecutors decline to charge him in Ukraine case

Prosecutors revealed Monday that they have no plans to charge lawyer Rudy Giuliani in connection with his Ukraine work.

Last-minute election lawsuits target absentee ballots; Florida clashes with DOJ over monitors

Election litigation was heating up in battleground states as voters went to the polls Tuesday. Lawsuits were filed over undated absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, unmailed absentee ballots in Georgia, and plans to hand count ballots in Arizona and Nevada.

Lawyer flubs allowed Politico to access law professor’s election-litigation emails

How did Politico obtain a law professor’s election-litigation emails? It began when a lawyer failed to deactivate a Dropbox link that was created to share documents with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Election litigation brings developments in 2 Pennsylvania cases; what else is pending?

Election litigation is heating up in advance of the midterm elections next week—bringing developments in two Pennsylvania cases.

Trump lawyers thought Justice Thomas was their best bet for holding up vote count, emails show

Lawyers representing former President Donald Trump thought that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was their best bet for obtaining a stay that would hold up the vote count in Georgia and delay a congressional vote to certify the 2020 election results.

Supreme Court rejects Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bid to block his testimony in Georgia election probe

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham ’s request to block a subpoena for his testimony before a Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election interference.

Expect litigation over absentee ballots, and expect delays in the vote count, Common Cause warns

Absentee voting is facing a double wallop as the Nov. 8 midterm elections approach. Voting in advance of Election Day has been restricted by new state laws that make it more difficult to obtain and cast absentee ballots. And the validity and counting of some of those ballots are likely to be challenged in litigation.

Community resident has standing to sue over planned removal of Confederate statue, top Georgia court says

A community resident can sue over plans to remove a Confederate statue from her county, but groups without ties to the community don’t have standing, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last week.

Weekly Briefs: Cardozo Law will fight junk science with $15M; sheriff convicted for restraint-chair misuse

Cardozo Law will use $15M gift to fight junk science convictions

Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law plans to use a $15 million donation to create a justice clinic that…

Justice Thomas gives Sen. Lindsey Graham temporary reprieve on testifying before grand jury

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday stayed an order that required Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to testify before a grand jury investigating 2020 election interference.

Weekly Briefs: Bulls proposal leads to prison time; conviction obtained in death of lawyer hero

Ex-prosecutor gets prison time for bulls proposal

Jeffrey Siegmeister, the former state attorney for Florida’s Third Judicial Circuit, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 months in federal prison, partly for…

Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before Georgia grand jury, with some exceptions, 11th Circuit rules

Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina must testify about efforts to “cajole” or “exhort” Georgia election officials in connection with the 2020 election, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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