DA Willis Gets Brutal News From Judge In Trump Case

DA Willis Gets Brutal News From Judge In Trump Case

Attorneys for one of the codefendants in the Georgia case against former President Donald Trump will be able to argue that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis overstepped when she charged him with crimes related to the presidential election.

Judge Scott McAfee granted a certificate of immediate review on Monday for codefendant and leader of Black Voices for Trump, Harrison Lloyd, which means he can take his case to the Georgia Court of Appeals, Law & Crime reported.

This is another blow for Willis who is now facing hearings to see if the entire case will be dismissed.

“Floyd has been pressing the issue since October 2023, arguing Willis’ office ‘did not have authority to investigation or presentment authority to bring election-related charges against the Defendant absent a referral from the State Election Board,’” the report said.

“The state replied to those arguments last November, and Floyd’s attorneys replied to the state last December, court documents show.

“The court first ruled against Floyd’s arguments regarding the remit of Willis’ power on Jan. 9, finding that Willis did, in fact, have “concurrent jurisdiction” with Peach State election officials — and that she did not need a referral from the board to pursue election subversion charges,” it said.

The defendant’s attorneys said in their motion that the charges brought by Willis were “meaningless and superfluous.”

“It is undisputed that no referral was sought nor granted,” they said. “Despite this Court’s explanation of ‘harmony’ amongst these statutes, to hold that the District Attorney holds concurrent jurisdiction with the SEB, and that a referral from the SEB to the District Attorney is not necessary in election-related cases, renders O.C.G.A. § 21-2-35 absolutely meaningless and superfluous.”

Floyd, the only black defendant in the RICO case, was the only defendant of the 19 charged to spend days behind bars after he was indicted because he did not negotiate a bond in advance.


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