Georgia judge allows Trump and co-defendants to appeal Willis removal ruling

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee gave permission on Wednesday to former President Donald Trump and seven other co-defendants to appeal his decision that kept District Attorney Fani Willis on the 2020 election interference case.

“The requested motion is granted,” McAfee wrote in a brief order, which also clarified he will continue to work on other matters related to the case and that his decision doesn’t stop pretrial proceedings.

Judge Scott McAfee during a hearing in the Superior Court of Fulton County as part of the Georgia election indictments on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in Atlanta.

McAfee granted a “certificate of immediate review,” which is one part of a two-step process for Trump and others to appeal the judge’s recent decision to keep Willis on the case. The Georgia Court of Appeals will have to determine whether to
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