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Mark Meadows, White House chief of workers, listens to a query from a member of the media outdoors of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.
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A federal choose denied former White House chief of workers Mark Meadows’ request for an emergency keep of a ruling that sent his Georgia election interference case back to state court, a court filing confirmed Wednesday.
Meadows, former President Donald Trump‘s ultimate chief of workers, had requested U.S. District Judge Steve Jones to pause his ruling pending an attraction in the next court.
But Jones sided with Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis, who on Tuesday urged the choose to reject Meadows’ newest transfer in his ongoing push to attempt to transfer his case to federal court.
Meadows “has not proven he’s entitled to an emergency keep,” Jones dominated in an order dated Tuesday and made public Wednesday morning on the docket in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
Jones on Friday had denied Meadows’ preliminary bid to transfer the sweeping Georgia RICO case out of Fulton County and into federal court.
Meadows has additionally requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the eleventh Circuit to grant an emergency keep, arguing that Jones “egregiously erred” when he refused to take away the case to federal court. The appeals court has not but dominated on Meadows’ request, however ordered Willis to reply by midday on Wednesday.
Willis’ 41-count indictment in Fulton County Superior Court fees Trump, Meadows and 17 different co-defendants as a part of an unlawful conspiracy to overturn President Joe Biden‘s victory in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Meadows is charged with one rely every of violating Georgia’s racketeering legislation and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer. Meadows, Trump and their co-defendants have all pleaded not responsible.
At least 4 different defendants are attempting to transfer their circumstances out of Fulton County, which encompasses Atlanta and voted overwhelmingly for Biden in 2020.
Meadows’ attorneys have argued within the federal district and appellate courts that he may face “irreparable hurt” as a result of his case may go to trial and lead to his conviction and incarceration earlier than his attraction performs out.
Two different co-defendants have their trials set for late October, and Meadows’ attorneys stated the state prosecutors will search the identical schedule for him.
But in his newest ruling, Jones wrote that Meadows’ arguments provided nothing “to persuade this Court that its resolution was incorrect.”
And Meadows failed to present “something greater than a risk of irreparable hurt in absence of a keep,” which isn’t adequate, Jones wrote.
The choose added, “No trial date has been set for Meadows, and he admits that it’s not assured his trial will likely be in October.”