May 7, 2020 6:36 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, May 7, 2020 Morning Reads – Thursday, May 7, 2020 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 3 Comments Today is the 28th anniversary of the ratification of the 27th Amendment – At the time, it was a 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise. #TheMoreYouKnow Peaches Loeffler recuses herself from Agriculture subcommitteeThe Root is relentless on Kemp.College students still want pass/fail option.Duncan wants us to focus on a good deed to forget about the misdeeds Georgia State Patrol is being sued.Backlog of carry permit applications starting to pile up.Cigarettes appear to be the ticket to saving us from budget shortfalls.How long will we use ballot drop boxes?Nearly 20,000 teens in Georgia have received their driver licenses without a road testRoss Harris resurfaces. Jimmy Carter SWAT team raids bar for protesting to reopenMilitary not accepting new recruits who’ve recovered from COVID-19Coronavirus Has Devastated Uber and Lyft’s Business. Now California Is Suing Them.Supreme Court declines to lift Pennsylvania COVID-19 health orderYou can’t sell bleach as a miracle cure apparently. Sweet Tea Disable a Gene Responsible For Obesity?Rent the Runway taking heat for still running during pandemic.More pickup trucks sold than cars for first time ever in US.Why Empty Planes Keep Flying Through the Pandemic Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 3 Comments Dave Bearse The GBI is looking into claims against Georgia Appeals Court judge Christian Coomer. It may be recalled that Coomer’s primary qualification for the Appeals Court seems to have been his being instrumental in the enactment of legislation creating new Appeals Court seats. Governor Deal appointed Coomer to the Appeals Court two years later, the minimum to avoid criticism for it being a reward. It has the appearance of a reward since Comer had not been working full time as an attorney for many years during General Assembly service, and didn’t even have any bench experience. The clains involve Coomer preparing a new will for a 76 year old man naming Coomer executor because the man was dissatisfied with the executor he had lined up for borrowing money and not paying it back. Coomer had borrowed $289,000 from the man with terms of a $159,000 loan being a balloon payment when the guy would be 106 years old. It’s not clear to me in the AJC column whether the loans happened before or after the will. Either way, in combination of loans and the will is shaky.. Then consider the will was changed (again, don’t know when relative to the loans) to name Coomer’s wife executor with the discretion to give “all or nearly all of the entire estate” to Coomer, indicating Coomer knew it shaky. https://www.ajc.com/news/local/gbi-investigating-fraud-allegations-against-court-appeals-judge/h663bWChA2g2yL6iOkxNxJ/ May 7, 2020 10:47 AM Log in to Reply armanidog Republicans only appoint the best! Kemp is turning out to be worse than Trump and Deal in his personnel selections. Corruption has certainly risen since the Republicans have taken over state government. May 7, 2020 10:54 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Shade and corruption are non-partisan though. A reason it’s more GOP is that government in Georgia is largely GOP. And a consideration with respect to rising corruption is rising Dem standards. Case in point metoo Biden. Trump is in a class of his own given vacancies, punishments and firings. It Thank goodness for the “enemy of the people” fake media. May 7, 2020 11:26 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.