Graham’s legal professionals, led by former Trump White Home counsel Don McGahn, requested the Supreme Courtroom to grant an emergency keep that may defend Graham from being required to look earlier than the grand jury whereas the authorized points are fleshed out additional.
“Solely this Courtroom can stop the state-court questioning of Senator Graham opposite to constitutional immunities, as a result of the district court docket and Eleventh Circuit have refused to quickly keep the proceedings till the enchantment is lastly resolved,” Graham’s attorneys wrote within the emergency utility filed with the excessive court docket Friday afternoon.
Prosecutors for Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis have sought Graham’s testimony about his post-2020 election name with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as a part of her investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Raffensperger has stated Graham requested him about tossing ballots throughout their name. Graham, in court docket filings, has argued his name was about legislative fact-finding and could be protected against questioning by the Speech and Debate Clause of the Structure.
Graham’s workplace stated in an announcement he filed with the Supreme Courtroom to “defend the Structure and the institutional curiosity of the Senate.”
A spokesperson for Willis didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Graham’s utility was addressed to Justice Clarence Thomas, who supervises the eleventh Circuit. He has the authority to behave on his personal to grant Graham’s request, however justices sometimes refer high-profile instances to the total court docket for motion.