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After being approved with no dissenting votes by the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate, legislation intended to restore citizens’ ability to challenge the constitutionality of state laws and sue state agencies and officers has once again fallen victim to a governor’s veto.

House Bill 311 was among more than a dozen bills Gov. Brian Kemp axed on Friday, meaning that parties wishing to sue the state are, with a few exceptions, still barred from seeking redress in Georgia courts.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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