Richard W. Painter
S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law

Prof. Richard Painter Authors Opinion in The Atlantic Urging Fani Willis to Step Aside

Professor Richard Painter wrote an opinion piece in The Atlantic urging Fulton County (Ga.) District Attorney Fani Willis to recuse herself in the Georgia presidential election conspiracy case. In his opinion, the standards for disqualification from the case due to conflict of interest were not met based on last week’s hearing. But, he said, “Willis is a public servant obligated to discharge the duties of her office in accordance with the best interest of the people of Georgia. In this instance, the best interest of the public dictates that she withdraw from prosecuting the case.”