On October 5th, Judge Magnuson issued an order denying Georgia’s motion for judgment in one of the cases from 2000. The order is significant because Georgia officials believed the July ruling constituted a final judgment in the original case, which would give Georgia a direct appeal route on the re-allocation case. However, Judge Magnuson’s states that the July ruling does not constitute a final judgment, and Georgia is not entitled to an appeal through that process.
It appears that Judge Magnuson is standing by his initial decision and is creating a set of circumstances where Georgia can only resolve the issue through negotiations. Judge Magnuson’s recent order seems symbolic in that he is instructing Georgia not to pursue any more legal appeals. The full order can be viewed below.