The state Judicial Qualifications Commission on Friday dismissed ethics complaints against its former chairwoman, Appalachian Circuit Chief Judge Brenda Weaver, often attacking those who had complained of her role in the now-dismissed indictments of a North Georgia publisher and his lawyer.

The judicial watchdog agency said in a report that its newly-formed investigative panel found no evidence to suggest that Weaver had violated the state Code of Judicial Conduct and “no grounds” to discipline her.

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