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GA Supreme Court Rules On GOP Efforts To Remove DA Willis in Trump Case

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Georgia’s state Supreme Court declined to approve the rules for a new commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors, putting the commission on hold.

This decision is related to efforts by some Georgia Republicans to discipline or remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others.

The court expressed doubts about its authority to regulate district attorneys’ duties and the need for explicit orders from lawmakers. (Trending: Joe Biden Impeachment Formalized As Republicans Unite)

“If district attorneys exercise judicial power, our regulation of the exercise of that power may well be within our inherent power as the head of the Judicial Branch,” wrote the justices in the letter.

Adding, “But if district attorneys exercise only executive power, our regulation of the exercise of that power would likely be beyond the scope of our judicial power.”

Houston Gaines, a Republican state representative said, “This commission has been years in the making, and now it has its appointees, rules, and regulations ready to go.”

Adding, “As soon as the legislature can address this final issue with the court, rogue prosecutors will be held accountable.”

The Georgia Constitution “expressly authorizes the General Assembly to impose duties on district attorneys” in addition to disciplinary and removal processes.

Judge Paige Reese Whitaker of Fulton County Superior Court ruled the suit was unlikely to succeed.

The legislation in Georgia reflects broader Republican efforts to rein in prosecutorial bias, but it has faced legal challenges from district attorneys.

The impact of the court’s decision on disciplinary actions against Willis remains uncertain.

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