Appeals Court Stays Proceedings In Trump Georgia Case

Proceedings in the case involving former President Donald Trump in Georgia have been halted by the state’s Court of Appeals, pending the resolution of an appeal. According to an order, “The proceedings below in the Superior Court of Fulton County are hereby stayed pending the outcome of these appeals.” This impacts the indictment of Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, and others from last year.

News reports suggest that Trump and other defendants are pushing for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to be disqualified. Trump’s lead defense attorney, Steve Sadow, commented on X, stating, “The Georgia Court of Appeals has properly stayed all proceedings against President Trump in the trial court pending its decision on our interlocutory appeal which argues the case should be dismissed.”

The indictment charges Trump and his co-defendants with conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. It asserts, “Defendant Donald John Trump lost the United States presidential election held on November 3, 2020… Trump and the other Defendants charged in this Indictment refused to accept that Trump lost.”

As Trump gears up for the 2024 presidential race, where he is the leading Republican candidate against President Joe Biden, these legal challenges continue to shape the political landscape. Additionally, Trump was recently found guilty on all counts in a separate New York criminal case.