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A judge has recused herself from hearing a lawsuit filed by Georgia’s governor to get Atlanta to stop enforcing a mask mandate and other measures related to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Ellerbe had scheduled a hearing for today on Governor Brian Kemp’s emergency motion.

In the lawsuit filed last week against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the members of the City Council, Kemp argues that local leaders don’t have the legal authority to impose measures that are more or less restrictive than those in his executive orders.