Judge rejects Meadows’ request to move Georgia case to federal court: report

Judge rejects Meadows’ request to move Georgia case to federal court: report
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Ex-President Donald Trump's former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows' request to move his Georgia case to federal court was rejected by a federal judge Friday, Politico reports.

Meadows was indicted last month by a Fulton County Superior Court grand jury along with Trump and 17 others on racketeering charges over their alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Politico reporter Kyle Cheney shared a portion decision from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division via X — formerly known as Twitter — which reads: Cheney also shared a a portion of the judge's decision, which reads: "Having the arguments and evidence, the Court concludes that Meadows has not met his burden. Therefore, the Court DECLINES to assume jurisdiction over the States's criminal prosecution of Meadows under 28 U.SC. $ 1455 and REMANDS the case to Fulton County Superior Court."

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Last month, legal experts Walter Shaub, Norm L. Eisen and Joshua Kolb argued in an article published by Just Security that Meadows' "attempt to get the case dismissed by raising federal defenses may have fatally sabotaged his removal effort."

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