Georgia Supreme Court Unanimously Dismisses Trump’s Bid to Disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis and Quash Election Report

Georgia Supreme Court Dismisses Trump’s Attempt to Disqualify District Attorney in Election Probe

The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Trump’s legal team also sought to quash a special grand jury report that recommended criminal charges in Willis’ investigation into Georgia’s 2020 election. Willis recently indicated that indictments related to the probe could be forthcoming in August.

In a ruling just weeks before Willis is expected to seek indictments, the Georgia Supreme Court dismissed Trump’s request. The court stated that Trump’s attorneys failed to show that the case presented the “extremely rare circumstances” necessary to bypass lower courts. The justices concluded and dismissed the petition.

Trump’s attorneys acknowledged the rarity of the state supreme court accepting their case in their previous petition. However, they argued that the court should consider it due to Trump’s status as a former president and a 2024 presidential candidate.

Alongside their appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court, Trump’s legal team also filed a similar request in Fulton County Superior Court. In both petitions, they claimed that the evidence collected by the special grand jury was obtained unlawfully. They sought to force Judge Robert McBurney, who presided over the election probe, to quash the grand jury’s final report and prohibit its use in any future proceedings.

It’s worth noting that the special grand jury, which was unable to return indictments, heard evidence and testimony from numerous witnesses last year. This grand jury is separate from the two grand juries recently empaneled in the Atlanta-area superior court, which may be responsible for determining whether to press charges against Trump and his allies.

At the time of writing, neither Trump nor his legal team has responded to the supreme court’s ruling.

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