Criminal Justice

U.S. prisons chief insists to Senate panel there’s been ‘visible change’ in the system

BY: - September 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Wednesday outlined to the Senate Judiciary Committee how she has sought improvements in the nation’s troubled prison system, and fielded questions from Republicans about transgender inmates. “Developing meaningful change throughout the agency is not something that happens in a moment,” Colette Peters, the director […]

Meadows appeals federal court setback in 2020 election racketeering case

BY: - September 11, 2023

A ruling by a federal appeals court judge based in Atlanta could become a seminal judgment in the Fulton County 2020 presidential election interference case sweeping in Donald Trump and his inner circle.  Trump’s ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has filed a motion before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals after U.S. District […]


Trump’s trial will be televised. That transparency comes with a cost.

BY: - September 11, 2023

The first of the televised sessions in former President Donald Trump’s conspiracy trial in Georgia aired Sept. 5, and it was dull as a butter knife: Two of the 19 alleged conspirators arguing to have their cases separated from the mob and from each other. It was an inauspicious start to what is potentially the […]

Fulton grand jury recommended charges against Perdue and Loeffler in 2020 election case

BY: - September 8, 2023

This story was updated Sept. 8 at 5:01 p.m. A Fulton County special grand jury recommended that prosecutors file criminal charges against former Georgia U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the sweeping 2020 presidential election interference case. The grand jury report released Friday reveals that the […]

Fulton 19 DA predicts four-month trial, 150 witnesses. Judge rejects co-defendant severance.

BY: - September 6, 2023

Two defendants charged in the Fulton County 2020 election interference racketeering case are set to go to trial on Oct. 23 after a judge on Wednesday denied their request to have their cases tried separately. At the end of a 75-minute hearing on Wednesday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ordered that defendants Sidney […]

All 19 defendants in Fulton 2020 election racketeering case plead not guilty, request arraignment waiver

BY: - September 5, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants have entered not guilty pleas ahead of their scheduled arraignments on Wednesday in the 2020 Fulton County election inference case.  However, it remains unclear whether some waivers allowing defendants to avoid appearing in court on Wednesday will be granted by the judge. On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Scott […]

Trump and allies enter big week for 2020 election interference indictment charges

BY: - September 5, 2023

An eventful week lies ahead in the Fulton County election interference case with arraignments and the potential release of a special grand jury report that was a prelude to the racketeering charges filed against Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants last month. There have been a flurry of court filings and hearings on the 2020 election […]

Trump pleads not guilty, waives arraignment in Georgia 2020 election interference case

BY: - August 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump entered a not guilty plea on Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court on 13 felony counts that charge him with racketeering for attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.  In the court filing on Thursday, Trump also voluntarily waived his right to an arraignment hearing scheduled for Wednesday in […]

Kemp spurns calls for special session to discipline Fulton DA over election 2020 indictments

BY: and - August 31, 2023

Gov. Brian Kemp chastised a lawmaker on Thursday for demanding a special state legislative session in order to impeach the Fulton County prosecutor leading a sweeping election collusion case against Donald Trump and his inner circle. Kemp on Thursday joined state House Speaker Jon Burns on the list of Georgia GOP elected officials who have […]

Last member of Fulton 19 charged in 2020 election racketeering gets bond to be released from jail

BY: - August 29, 2023

This story was updated on Wednesday 11:23 a.m. following Harrison Floyd being released from jail.  A co-defendant in Georgia’s sweeping 2020 election interference investigation was released from Fulton County jail on Wednesday morning after spending seven days behind bars, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office inmate database. Harrison William Floyd, director of Black Voices […]

Judge sets March trial date in Trump federal election interference case

BY: - August 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — The federal trial in the case accusing former President Donald Trump of knowingly lying about the 2020 presidential election results and trying to overturn them will begin in March, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who waived Trump’s appearance for the first hearing, scheduled jury selection to begin March […]

One for the books as Trump and rest of Fulton 19 enter Georgia justice system over 2020 election

BY: , and - August 25, 2023

This post was updated at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2023. At the end of a historic week at the Fulton County jailhouse, the criminal case against former President Donald Trump and his 18 allies also accused of subverting Georgia’s 2020 presidential election is just beginning. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis charged Trump and the […]