BREAKING: Mark Meadows loses bid to move Georgia case to federal court

Mark Meadows has just lost his bid to move the Georgia case brought by Fani Willis against him to federal court, where he could potentially use an immunity defense.

The full 11th circuit refused to hear his arguments, leaving the earlier decision in tact.

Here’s more via The Hill:

A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s request it hear his bid to move his criminal charges in the Georgia 2020 election racketeering case to federal court.

The decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals serves another blow to Meadows, who had sought to have the case moved under a federal law that he claimed should let him be tried in federal court, arguing he was acting in his official capacity as chief of staff when the alleged actions took place.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court had already ruled against Meadows. The full court decided against hearing his arguments Wednesday.

Meadows had hoped to move courts to assert immunity from the indictment, a tactic that could’ve imperiled the case brought by Fulton County (Ga.) District Attorney Fani Willis (D) against Meadows, former President Trump and more than a dozen others.

The Hill points out that Meadows could still appeal this to the Supreme Court if he chooses to do so. Or who knows, Fani Willis may be disqualified by then.

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