Federal Court Dismisses Rainbow PUSH “Stand Your Ground” Case

Today, May 5, 2014, Federal District Judge Julie Carnes dismissed Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s lawsuit against Governor Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens, seeking to have Georgia’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law declared unconstitutional.

GCO had moved to intervene in the case and had filed two motions to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs failed to serve the defendants, and the attorney general also filed his own motion to dismiss based on this failure.

The court noted GCO’s participation in the case, but ultimately granted Olens’ motion. The court also noted the plaintiffs’ counsel’s pattern of filing such a case and never serving the defendants.

The documents in the case may be found here.

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