ATLANTA, GA (WABE) – Just as a coalition of civil rights groups filed suit Thursday to block Georgia’s new immigration law, those in favor of the tougher measures were vowing to fund a legal fight of their own.
At least one prominent backer, D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society, said he would help raise money to pay for the state’s legal battle.
“Even if there is no private legal team hired, there are a lot of Americans who would like very much to contribute money to Georgia to go back into the budget,” King told WABE.
But Friday, King said he got word from the Attorney General Sam Olen’s office that it could not accept money from private citizens.
A spokesperson for Olens confirmed state law prohibits the office from accepting such gifts, but also said the state likely won’t need the money because the case is being handled in-house.