GDOT loses again

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled today that the Ku Klux Klan’s legal bid to take part in Georgia’s Adopt-a-Highway program will go to trial.

According to the AJC’s Bill Rankin,

In a unanimous opinion, the state high court ruled against the Department of Transportation’s attempt to scuttle the case, saying the agency failed to follow correct procedure in filing its appeal. In fact, the Supreme Court said it lacked jurisdiction to consider the state’s appeal.

In recent months GDOT had threatened to shut down the Atlanta streetcar over safety concerns only to back down when the city called their bluff and now another loss this time to the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Apparently federal incompetency has trickled down to the state level. Let’s hope they are more effective at managing all the tax money they are receiving from 2014’s HB-170 than they are at protecting citizen safety or legal strategy.


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