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Emma Hurt, @Emma_Hurt, reporter, Axios Atlanta
Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State Sen. Kim Jackson, @KimforGeorgia, (D), Stone Mountain
Tanya Washington, @AskProfW, professor of law, Georgia State University
- Jurors report they heard another recorded phone call between former President Donald Trump and the late House Speaker David Ralston. The speaker denied the president's request to convene the Legislature for a special session.
- The jurors detailed their lives while attending hearings three times a week.
- The five jurors wanted to speak about their experience after forewoman Emily Kohrs faced criticism for her public comments.
- Appointed by President Trump in 2019, Amarillo's Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk could decide on the drug's FDA approval shortly.
- The plaintiff, the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, argues that the FDA's approval used an obscure regulation for drugs that treat serious illness. Any decision could be appealed to the Supreme Court.
- In Georgia, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the state's "heartbeat bill," previously suspended by Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney.
- Already past the Senate, the House could put the bill on Gov. Brian Kemp's desk shortly.
- Rep. Jodi Lott removed language that would protect health care providers for violating the proposed law.
4. This Women's History Month, Emma Hurt looks at representation under the Dome.
- Hurt's report notes it may be easier to find a statue of a mermaid than one of a woman in Georgia.
Friday on Political Rewind: A St. Patrick's Day special on Georgia's Irish history.