Judge: Governor can’t be forced to suspend Hill | www.ajc.com

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Judge: Governor can’t be forced to suspend Hill | www.ajc.com

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Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill notched another win Monday when a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought to force the governor to initiate a process that could have led to the law enforcement officer’s suspension while 32 felony counts are pending against him.

But that’s not the end of efforts to get Hill suspended.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Lee’s decision most likely will be appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court, said the attorney for James Buckman, the Clayton County man who brought the lawsuit. Buckman filed the suit the day after Gov. Nathan Deal said he would not appoint a three-person panel to recommend whether Hill should be temporarily removed from office.

“This is probably not the last time this will happen,” said Page Pate, Buckman’s attorney.

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