Mark Meadows Appeals to Move Fulton County Case Out to Federal Court

In a recent development, Mark Meadows, who served as chief of staff under former U.S. President Donald Trump, has initiated an appeal against a judge’s recent verdict that rejected his attempt to transfer his case to a federal court, according to documents submitted in court this Monday.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones refused to allow Meadows to shift his ongoing case from a state court in Georgia to a federal jurisdiction, marking an initial victory for the prosecutors in Fulton County. This August, these prosecutors formally accused Trump along with 18 other individuals of orchestrating efforts to overturn Trump’s 2020 electoral defeat to then-Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Meadows has formally contested this ruling this Monday by approaching the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Furthermore, he has requested the U.S. district court situated in the northern region of Georgia to temporarily suspend the enactment of its directive to send his case back to the state court while his appeal is being considered by the 11th Circuit.

During this legal process, the team representing Meadows emphasized that the district court’s ruling deviated from established norms in several manners. Notably, it overlooked Meadows’ own description of his actions and responsibilities, and imposed a heightened obligation on him to warrant the transfer of his case from the state court. 

The document filed in court mentioned, “There is a significant likelihood that the Eleventh Circuit may find grounds to dispute the judgment of this Court on one or more of the concerns brought up by Mr. Meadows in his appeal.” 

Moreover, Meadows maintained that failing to grant a stay could potentially result in irreparable harm to him.