Court of Appeals Remands Campus Carry Case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has remanded the “campus carry” case to the Superior Court of Fulton County without a decision on the merits. In the case, a group of UGA professors sued former Governor Deal in his individual capacity to block “enforcement” of the law that partially decriminalizes campus carry. The superior court dismissed the case and the professors appealed. GCO filed an amicus curiae brief at the Court of Appeals. While the case was pending, former Gov. Deal’s term ended and Gov. Kemp took office. The professors attempted to substitute Gov. Kemp for Gov. Deal as an appellee by just providing notice of the substitution. The court of appeals has concluded that further proceedings are necessary to determine if and how such a substitution can take place when a government official is sued in his individual capacity. A copy of the Court’s order can be found here.