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The Court of Appeals of Georgia agreed with John Monroe Law, P.C., that Thomas Bordeaux, the Judge of the Probate Court of Chatham County, was required to issue a Georgia weapons carry license to a firm client. The client applied for a license in 2019 and Bordeaux denied the application the same day. The firm then sued the probate judge in the Superior Court of Chatham County and obtained a court order (write of mandamus) requiring Bordeaux to issue the license to the client. Bordeaux appealed, but the Court of Appeals agreed with John Monroe Law, P.C.

John Monroe Law, P.C. has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Georgia weapons carry licensing scheme. The Georgia constitution forbids members of one branch of government from exercising the powers of another branch. Because the issuance of licenses is an executive function, it is unconstitutional for probate judges to issue those licenses. Because the licensing scheme is unconstitutional, the requirement to have a license to carry a weapon is also unconstitutional.

John Monroe Law, P.C. has filed four lawsuits against state and local officials over the inability to obtain a Georgia weapons carry license during the emergency declared because of COVID-19.

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