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Blitch reinstated to bar

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HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) -

A former south Georgia judge can practice law again after being cleared of wrongdoing.

Brooks Blitch served for nearly three decades as a Superior Court judge in Clinch County.

He resigned to settle misconduct charges in 2009, and the state bar disbarred him in 2011.

Prosecutors asked the federal court to void Blitch's plea and sentence last fall after the Supreme Court ruled that the law used to convict him only applies to defendants taking bribes or kickbacks.

They never had evidence Blitch exchanged judicial favors for money. Now the high court has reinstated Blitch's right to practice law.

 

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