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Graham Seeks Relief from Supreme Court on Fulton County Special Grand Jury Decision

By Hyemin Han
Friday, October 21, 2022, 6:05 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is seeking an emergency stay pending appeal from the Supreme Court of the Eleventh Circuit's Oct. 20 decision on the Fulton County Special Grand Jury proceedings. That decision allowed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to compel his testimony in the ongoing Fulton County Special Grand Jury investigation into 2020 election interference in Georgia. Graham's application to the Supreme Court described the call to testify as an unconstitutional attempt "by a local Georgia prosecutor and her ad hoc investigative body" to question a senator about protected speech surrounding "legislative activity and official acts"—speech protected under the Speech and Debate Clause, according to Graham.

Graham seeks a stay of the district court’s order pending appeal and, "if necessary," an enjoinment of state-court proceedings as to Graham until the federal appeal is resolved.

You can read the application here or below: