Judge denies subpoenas in Abrams campaign finance case
By Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A judge ruled in favor of Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 2018 campaign for governor Friday, denying a request from the Georgia ethics commission for more documents in an attempt to find campaign finance violations.
In a one-page order, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick said she didn’t have jurisdiction to enforce subpoenas from the commission.
The decision came in a case where the state ethics commission is investigating an allegation that the Abrams campaign illegally coordinated with several nonprofit organizations that supported her run for governor against Republican Brian Kemp.