Meadows Legal Case Goes To Federal Court?

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( – On Friday, three federal judges questioned the push from Mark Meadows to have his election interference charges be moved from the state court in Fulton County, Georgia to a federal court.

Meadows, who is the former chief of staff of former President Donald Trump, has been challenging the lower court on their decision to keep the charges against him in Georgia. The appeal was filed before the 11th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

Meadows, along with 18 other co-defendants including Trump, has been charged by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office of having participated in a scheme to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state. Meadows had repeatedly pleaded not guilty in this case. In an attempt to increase his chances in the trial Meadows has been trying to get the case moved from Georgia to the federal court.

Meadows has claimed that under the U.S. immunity laws, federal officials are protected from being prosecuted “under color” of their office. As he has argued this is a law that was also applicable to him.

Northern Georgia Federal District Court Judge Steve C. Jones had rejected this claim, which the three-judge panel has also been viewing skeptically.

Meadows has maintained that everything he had done was part of his official duties. However, Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum asked Meadows’ attorney George Terwilliger about this claim, pointing out that it just could not be right.

Terwilliger however responded that all his client needed to do was show that there was a connection between the trial and his federal duties to qualify to have the trial moved.

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