Georgia

825 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Trump and allies drop 4 Georgia election lawsuits; state officials deny settlement claim
President Donald Trump, his campaign and its allies have dropped four lawsuits challenging Georgia election results.
Second BigLaw partner on Trump’s Georgia phone call leaves his law firm
Fox Rothschild partner Alex Kaufman has left his law firm after being present during President Donald Trump’s Jan. 2 phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Suspension imposed after appeals judge is accused of making himself a beneficiary of ex-client’s will
The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended a state appeals judge with pay during an ethics investigation.
Foley & Lardner announces partner has resigned after her involvement in Trump’s Georgia call went public
Updated: A Foley & Lardner partner who participated in the Saturday phone call between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no longer with her law firm.
Oops! Lawyer files election lawsuit ‘under plenty of perjury’

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s election process is attracting attention because of a typo near the end of the complaint. The verification paragraph said the lawyer verifies “under plenty of perjury” that the facts in the suit are true.

For first time in history, federal government carried out more civilian executions than all 50 states
Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.
Was SCOTUS unanimous in tossing Texas’ election suit on standing ground? Alito a cipher
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening refused to allow Texas to file a lawsuit directly with the court that challenged the election results in four other states.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t decertify PA election results; 2 election suits by Sidney Powell are tossed

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania election results

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an emergency request to overturn election results in Pennsylvania that favored President-elect Joe Biden. Today…

Texas AG asks SCOTUS to overturn election results in 4 states via its original petition
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the election results in the battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Afternoon Briefs: Student loan reprieve extended; did Giuliani infect state lawmakers?

One more month of student loan forbearance announced by Education Department

Student loan forbearance has been extended through Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. The offering started…

In election cases, Trump-appointed judges rule against Trump and allies, express skepticism
President Donald Trump’s campaign and those who support it have faced dozens of losses and skeptical judges, including some judges appointed by Trump.
Meet Sidney Powell, the conspiracy-minded lawyer who vowed to ‘release the kraken’ in election suits
Lawyer Sidney Powell, who promised to “release the kraken” in lawsuits challenging election results, got a jump-start on her career, earning her college diploma in less than two years and becoming a federal prosecutor at a young age.
Judge orders postal sweeps to continue; about 150K ballots weren’t delivered by Election Day
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered twice-per-day sweeps of postal facilities in states with extended ballot deadlines to ensure that ballots are delivered to election officials that same day.
Trump campaign brings legal challenges in several battleground states with success in 1 suit
The Trump campaign has filed recent lawsuits in several battleground states and has called for a recount in Wisconsin.
Afternoon Briefs: Purdue Pharma will plead guilty; lawyers can’t find parents of 545 immigrant children

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty over opioid marketing

Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges for misleading doctors, patients and the government about OxyContin and for…

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