The Jolt: A ‘small cabal’ behind State Bar complaints against David Ralston, his attorney says

The Jolt: A ‘small cabal’ behind State Bar complaints against David Ralston, his attorney says

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Several weeks ago, two women filed complaints with the State Bar of Georgia, accusing House Speaker David Ralston of misusing his legislative privileges to delay hearings for clients of his legal practice. In a response filed this week, Ralston’s attorney said the complaints are “without merit” and the work of a “a small, disingenuous cabal,” a ccording to Robin McDonald of the Daily Report. From her article: “This group does not care about either woman and are only seeking to further their self-interested goals and obtain media attention,” [Ralston attorney James] Balli said. The bar “should not allow such political nonsense to sully its disciplinary procedure.” *** Perhaps it wasn’t intended as a compliment, but on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., all but endorsed Stacey Abrams’ efforts to persuade Hollywood types to eschew a boycott over Georgia’s new “heartbeat” law – and instead help Democrats fight the measure. From an interview with Stuart Varney of Fox Business News, posted on Woodall’s Facebook page: “Watch the guys who are saying, ‘You know what? We’re going to keep doing business there because [Georgia] is a great place to do business, and if we don’t like the issues, we’re going to fight them on the political playing field instead of the business field.’ “That’s exactly the right answer. That’s what America expects. If you don’t like ideas, fight them in the court of public opinion. You don’t have to shame your opponents for standing up for what they believe in.” *** […]

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