Political Rewind: Sine Die deadline looms; Gov. Kemp supports vouchers; Nashville school shooting
Alan Abramowitz, @AlanIAbramowitz, professor emeritus of political science, Emory University
Andra Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University
Charles Bullock, professor of political science, University of Georgia
Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. With one day left in the legislative session, lawmakers look for a final push for bills.
- Sine Die, which is Latin for "no more days," is the deadline for bills to pass during this legislative session.
- One bill at issue is the sports betting bill, which has been a long-argued issue in Georgia.
- Another surrounding antisemitism faces opposition over the ability to criticize Isreal.
- Sponsors do not define hate speech, but use an organization's definition.
Gov. Brian Kemp threw his support behind the measure.
- A Georgia judge on Monday ordered the Fulton County district attorney's office to respond to a motion by former President Donald Trump to throw out a report by a special grand jury that investigated attempts to interfere in the state's 2020 presidential election.
- The filing is an effort by Trump to escape one of the multiple legal challenges he faces, including a state inquiry in New York into hush money payments to women.
- The shooter, who police said was a white 28-year-old from the Nashville area, was shot dead by two officers.
- The shooter was originally identified as a woman who graduated from the school, but authorities say the shooter identifies with he/him pronouns.
- President Biden, is once again calling on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Patricia Murphy and Greg Bluestein join the panel for Sine Die.