"If anything is a reprehensible act for a high official in a democracy that deserves retribution, this is a good example," says professor Ilya Somin.
The two alleged racketeers complain that irrelevant evidence concerning distinct, uncoordinated conduct aimed at keeping Donald Trump in office will impair their defense.
Among the indicted are a Southern Poverty Law Center attorney acting as a legal observer and three people who run a bail fund.
Trump and his acolytes' conduct was indefensible, but the state's RICO law is overly broad and makes it too easy for prosecutors to bring charges.
The defendants will claim their alleged "racketeering activity" was a sincere effort to rectify election fraud.
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Rep. Cori Bush (D–Mo.) and multiple civil liberties organizations cited the "Cop City" project in Atlanta, in which dozens of protesters have been charged with domestic terrorism.
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He Spent 10 Years Behind Bars Without Being Convicted. He'll Have To Wait Longer To Have the Case Resolved.
Maurice Jimmerson finally got a trial after a decade of pretrial detention. It ended in a hung jury.
Republicans who participated in the scheme say they relied on legal advice grounded in historical precedent.
The alleged state and federal felonies involve intent elements that may be difficult to prove.
The court ruled unanimously that the former president was trying to circumvent normal legal channels.
The Justice Department will investigate reports that inmates at Fulton County Jail are subject to filthy living conditions.
"Americans don't need a permission slip to speak in front of city hall. The First Amendment is their permission slip," said one attorney involved in the case.
That's more than $21,000 per foot. And the tab doesn't include operating costs, which taxpayers will also heavily subsidize.
The Trump campaign's claim that two Atlanta poll workers pulled fraudulent ballots from a suitcase on election night are "false and unsubstantiated" after a two-year investigation.
Movie Industry Says Georgia's Film Tax Credits Are Great. State Auditors Say They're a Waste of Money.
Contradicting a new report funded by entertainment industry advocates, state auditors have cast significant doubts on the tax credit program's actual effectiveness.
He Spent a Decade in Jail Without Being Convicted. Now His Lawyer Says His Case Should Be Dismissed.
Maurice Jimmerson has spent 10 years in jail awaiting trial for a 2013 murder charge.
As with other cases in recent months, Georgia law enforcement has used specious classifications to charge nonviolent protesters with domestic terrorism.
The state’s Supreme Court strikes down an absurd, unneeded occupational licensing demand.
A Georgia Woman Died After Falling Out of a Moving Patrol Car. Now, Her Family Is Suing the Cops Responsible.
Brianna Grier was having a mental health crisis. She needed an ambulance. She got two cops instead.
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Just days after the release of an autopsy showing an activist may not have fired on officers before being shot to death, police arrested activists for putting flyers on mailboxes.
According to a new Bloomberg report, Rivian has lost 93 percent of its market value since November 2021. The state of Georgia is still on the hook for as much as $1.5 billion in state incentives.
In 2013, Maurice Jimmerson was charged with murder. Ten years later, he's still languishing in a Dougherty County jail, awaiting trial.
"They put that man in that cell, left him there to die," said an attorney for the man's family. "And that's exactly what happened."
In 2021, the state of Georgia made an expensive bet on an unproven company that could be headed for financial catastrophe.
"My intention is to ensure that all Americans from the wealthiest millionaire to the poorest homeless person can exercise these rights without fear of consequence from our government," said Jeff Gray.
Out of 19 suspects arrested on terrorism charges, at least nine are accused of nothing more serious than trespassing.
Multiple factors contribute to housing shortages, but zoning constraints are mostly to blame.
Free Market Think Tank Names Georgia Electric Vehicle Plant the 'Worst Economic Development Deal of 2022'
Rivian, an electric truck manufacturer that hopes to compete with Tesla, received a lucrative deal to build a new factory in Georgia despite concerns about its finances.
Brad Raffensperger compares President Joe Biden and Sen. Raphael Warnock to Donald Trump.
After a bruising Senate loss, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is open to alternatives.
Democrats had already retained their majority, but by keeping Warnock's seat, they gained even more power in the upper chamber to hinder Republican opposition.