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Georgia Supreme Court Pauses Commission Created to Check Prosecutors, Stalling Senate Effort to Rein in Fani Willis
Georgia Star News ^ | November 28, 2023 | Tom Pappert

Posted on 11/27/2023 10:09:03 PM PST by Coronal

The Georgia Supreme Court (pictured above) refused to accept the proposed rules for the state’s new Prosecuting Attorneys Qualification Commission (PAQC) in a ruling made Wednesday, effectively pausing the Republican effort to provide oversight for the state’s attorneys.

Georgia lawmakers passed SB 92 last year, creating the PAQC to provide oversight of elected district attorneys across the state, and it was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp (R) in May. While independent, the legislation requires the Georgia Supreme Court to accept the PAQC’s draft standards and rules before the committee can enforce its decisions.

In its written ruling, the Georgia Supreme Court expressed “grave doubts” about whether it has “the constitutional power to take any action on” accepting or declining PAQC’s proposals, and instead declined to make any decision on the matter, indefinitely pausing the committee.

“Because we are under no legal directive to take action,” the justices wrote in the court’s ruling, “the most prudent course is for us to decline to take action without conclusively deciding any constitutional question.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: georgia; prosecutors

1 posted on 11/27/2023 10:09:03 PM PST by Coronal
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To: Coronal


We missed ya, Coronal. How are things over at the DUmp?

2 posted on 11/27/2023 10:17:31 PM PST by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Coronal


Move ahead without them.

They already admitted they don’t have constitutional authority.

3 posted on 11/27/2023 10:46:57 PM PST by TheWriterTX (🇺🇸✝️🙏🇮🇱)
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To: Coronal

So the GA supreme court just admitted it’s corrupt.

Not exactly earth shattering new news. GA, TX, AZ, and so many other states have very corrupt courts and politicians.

4 posted on 11/27/2023 11:13:55 PM PST by Boomer (The Long Winter is coming...)
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To: Boomer
The RepukeLicking politicians know that they'll be elected by the chump voters in their "safe" districts.

No responsibility, with all the perks.

They then pretend to contest the "Power By Any Means Necessary" Fascist Democrats.

5 posted on 11/27/2023 11:17:25 PM PST by kiryandil (China Joe and Paycheck Hunter - the Chink in America's defenses)
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To: Coronal

In short, the law was written to appear to address a problem while requiring court approval to enable delay. The courts in GA have been complicit in the rigged elections and the subsequent political abuse of power through baseless criminal prosecutions.

6 posted on 11/27/2023 11:34:57 PM PST by Dr. Franklin ("A republic, if you can keep it." )
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To: Coronal


7 posted on 11/28/2023 12:03:58 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Boomer

Add Pennsylvania to that list.

8 posted on 11/28/2023 1:34:10 AM PST by spincaster
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To: spincaster

Georgia is the worst in voting integrity followed by Pennsylvania. I totally agree. I live in this shitty state and the Republicans are part of the problem because they won’t stand up and do the right thing. The Pennsylvania Republicans are fuc@ing gutless.

9 posted on 11/28/2023 1:59:38 AM PST by magua (It's not racism, it's just that thisBecause it’s being reported that a lot of this started in 2015.)
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To: Coronal

This should not stall the PAQC’s proposals. It should give it a green light to proceed. The Supreme Court has no jurisdiction. They admit they will not legislate from the bench. That’s a good thing.

10 posted on 11/28/2023 2:08:34 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Coronal

It a high, HIGH PUNT on 1st down! What a surprise move!

11 posted on 11/28/2023 3:24:21 AM PST by Lockbox (politicians, they all seemed like game show hosts to me.... Sting…)
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To: jacknhoo

Exactly! The court is refusing to legislate from the bench.

The court should only look at an issue if it is brought before the court to determine whether the issue is constitutional, based upon the state’s constitution.

12 posted on 11/28/2023 5:46:36 AM PST by Glennb51
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To: Coronal

Well, let’s see.....
If the Georgia constitution is anything like our national constitution, then the legislature does not have power over prosecuting attorneys.
They do, however, have power over the judge presiding over the case.
Impeach the judge.
Easy peasy, simple as pie.
The same with our national house of representatives.
They have power over the courts and judges.
Yet, none are ever impeached.
And who runs the judicial committee over at the national house?
Why, our good buddy, JJ.
Tells you what conservative credentials really means.

13 posted on 11/28/2023 5:58:47 AM PST by joe fonebone (And the people said NO! The End)
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To: kiryandil

I know this. I am going to see specifically how my state legislator voted on this AND I am going to take a HARD look in the future about anyone on the GA Supreme court.

This is pretty disgusting.

14 posted on 11/28/2023 7:51:26 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: magua

I’m in GA and we have a RINO legislature as well as governor on down.

15 posted on 11/28/2023 8:16:50 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: TheWriterTX

Exactly— Take Action— remove Fani Willis for prosecutorial misconduct. The Senate of GA through this committee has the power to do this— and they should do it now for the duration of 2024, and election interference with nuisance “prosecution” and harrassment of Federal officials.

Stop this now- GA. Georgia Fights a Fight- Root Hog or Die!

16 posted on 11/28/2023 9:26:00 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Coronal

Everyone should read the article and think before knee-jerking, imo.

The GA Legislature put a Poison Pill in the law they passed. Probably on purpose, becuase it’s full of Trump-hating RINOs.

Anyone with half a brain could see this coming. The SC has not been required to do anything under this new law, as it’s written. So they rightly said that, although the idiot legislature gave them veto power (morons!!!), they are simply not responding. Entirely appropriate. The law does not tell them to actually do anything, so they don’t do anything. They are choosing NOT to legislate from the bench.

So it’s stalled until the idiot legislature changes their idiot law. As designed.

The SC did nothing wrong, nor political. It’s the friken RINOs, as usual. Fani gets a pass.

17 posted on 11/28/2023 11:39:27 AM PST by Basket_of_Deplorables (Vivek for VP!!!!)
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