“None of the conduct actually proven was prejudicial to the administration of justice,” Coomer’s defense counsel argued. “Failure to establish this element means that Judge Coomer must not be sanctioned.”
February 22, 2023 at 01:17 PM
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What You Need to Know
- Counsel for Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer file new motions in suspended judge’s defense.
- Citing alleged errors in JQC Hearing Panel report and sanction recommendation findings, defense counsel file notcie of exceptions.
- Defense counsel also requests Supreme Court of Georgia oral argument to challenge judicial watchdog’s findings.
It’s been three weeks since the Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia Hearing Panel recommended the Supreme Court of Georgia remove suspended Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer from office following a judicial misconduct probe into 36 counts of alleged ethics violations.
But defense counsel for the sidelined judge aren’t willing to give up their client’s seat on the intermediate appellate bench without a fight.
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