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Appeals Court Rules Mark Meadows’ Trial Cannot Be Moved To Federal Court

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2023
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The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Mark Meadows—former President Donald Trump’s one-time chief of staff—cannot move his Georgia charges to federal court, affirming a lower court’s September ruling. In the Monday ruling, Chief Judge William Pryor wrote that Meadows’ case must stay in Georgia as the federal-officer removal statute Meadows’ team argued applied actually does not apply to former officials and, even if it did, Pryor wrote the criminal action was “not related to Meadows’s [sic] official duty.” The ruling was unanimous and came just three days...

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