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Appeals Court Rejects Mark Meadows’ Request to Move Election Interference Case

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has faced another setback in his legal battle concerning election interference in Georgia as his bid to move the case to federal court has been rejected.

Federal Judge’s Decision

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Last year, Meadows’ attempt to move the case to federal court was denied by a federal judge.

The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit upheld this decision in December, emphasizing that the alleged actions leading to the criminal charges were not related to Meadows’s official duties.

Request for Rehearing

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Meadows then sought a rehearing by the entire 11th Circuit to reconsider his appeal.

However, the court denied this request on Wednesday, stating that no judge requested a poll on rehearing en banc.

Background of the Case

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Meadows, along with former President Donald Trump and 17 others, faces charges in connection with alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges in August.

Accusations Against Meadows

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The indictment accuses Meadows of participating in eight overt acts as part of the conspiracy to overturn the election results.

Not Criminal

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However, Meadows’ attorney has maintained that his client’s actions, as outlined in the indictment, are not criminal.

Implications of Federal Court Transfer

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Legal experts suggest that Meadows’ attempt to move the case to federal court aimed to benefit from a potentially more sympathetic jury pool and to cause delays in the legal proceedings.

Status Quo Remains

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However, with the denial of the transfer, the case remains within the jurisdiction of the state of Georgia.

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