Appeals court won’t weigh Meadows bid to move Georgia case to federal court

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected former Trump administration chief of staff Mark Meadows‘s request for it to weigh his effort to move his state criminal charges in the Georgia 2020 election subversion case to federal court.

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit declined to hear Meadows’s bid, which marks another blow to his efforts to have his case tried in federal court. Meadows has pushed to move his charges to federal court on the grounds that he was acting in his official capacity as chief of staff when the allegedly illegal actions took place. If Meadows doesn’t appeal, it means he will face racketeering charges brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in state court.

“The petition for rehearing en banc is denied, no judge in regular active service on the
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