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Ethics commission’s case against candidate dismissed on statute of limitations grounds

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2125875 , Decision Date: 2021-10-18 
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In granting a candidate’s motion to dismiss, Judge Walker concluded that this particular adverse action—which the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission commenced itself, as opposed to being commenced by a third-party complaint—fell outside the relevant statute of limitations. Currently on appeal.

Dismissal granted in case alleging violation of campaign contribution limits

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2125871 , Decision Date: 2021-10-18 
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Judge Walker granted a motion to dismiss allegations against a candidate for public office, brought by the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. The Judge concluded the existing law prohibiting “affiliated corporations” from exceeding maximum allowable contributions only punishes the donor, and not the [..] Read More..

Former party chair falsely claimed to reside in Third Congressional District.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1652126 , Decision Date: 2017-02-06 
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After his home was redistricted from the Third to the Thirteenth Congressional District, the Respondent, the former chair of the Fayette County Republican Party, submitted a voter registration change of address to his rental property, which remained in the Third District after redistricting. However, a [..] Read More..

Scope of review limited to whether candidate met residency qualifications for office.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 1638940 , Decision Date: 2016-05-18 
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A candidate for State House District 151 failed to establish that he met the residency requirements for that office.  The evidence showed that, as a result of decennial redistricting by the state legislature, James Ricardo Williams’s residence was moved from District 151 to District 154 [..] Read More..

Lack of utilities in candidate’s purported home refutes residence claim.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1638942 , Decision Date: 2016-04-20 
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A candidate for the Georgia legislature failed to establish that he met residency requirements in the district for which he sought office where his purported home in the district was without water service during the time he claimed to have resided there.  Further, the candidate’s [..] Read More..

Personal testimony, change in address on driver’s license insufficient evidence of residency.

Topic: Elections, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1555803 , Decision Date: 2015-06-08 
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A candidate for State House affirmatively established that he resided in the district for which he sought office approximately eleven months prior to the date of the election.  However, the only evidence the candidate presented to support his contention that he resided in the district [..] Read More..

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