The judge “hopes and believes the Supreme Court will look carefully at the record and the law and reach a different conclusion,” defense counsel said in a statement released Monday.
January 30, 2023 at 01:59 PM
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What You Need to Know
- Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia recommends that the Supreme Court of Georgia remove suspended Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer from office.
- The JQC’s recommendation follows a 10-month judicial probe a weeklong ethics hearing.
- Coomer faced 36 formal counts of ethics charges, but the JQC Hearing Panel found six of the charges to be unsupported by clear and convincing evidence.
- Coomer’s defense counsel remains hopeful Supreme Court of Georgia will issue different sanction than recommended by JQC Hearing Panel.
The Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia has recommended the state Supreme Court remove suspended Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer from office.
The recommendation follows a 10-month JQC probe and weeklong ethics hearing, but defense counsel for Coomer aren’t ready to concede his seat on the intermediate appellate bench.
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