Fulton County Georgia Judge Scott McAfee just announced a very odd conflict of interest ruling.

McAfee ordered Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to step aside from President Donald Trump case … unless she removes Special Counsel Nathan Wade.

How can a disinterested, objective finder of fact rule in this manner?

How can one have an appearance of a conflict of intent but not the other?

President Trump will appeal and McAfee will likely be reversed.

Fulton County Georgia isn’t the only place where odd, potential conflicts of interest exist.

You can look right here in the Atlantic City, New Jersey area.

Let me begin with an outstanding example of proper judicial discretion.

Margate City Municipal Judge John H. Rosenberger halted a Monday, February 26, 2024 court case between Atlantic City Councilwoman LaToya Dunston versus Craig Newsome.

Dunston filed charges against Newsome for allegedly making violent threats against her on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

Judge Rosenberger halted the proceeding when a question was raised if Newsome's attorney, Damon Tyner had a conflict of interest because he has a contract to provide legal work for City of Atlantic City.

Tyner acknowledged to Judge Rosenberger that he does have a conflict of interest. That immediately ended today's court hearing ... which has been rescheduled for Monday, March 25, 2024.

Unrelated, Tyner was recently named the new municipal prosecutor in Vineland City.

Tyner is also a former Atlantic County Prosecutor, New Jersey Superior Court Judge and New Jersey Administrative Law Judge.

Tyner either knew, or, should have known that he had a conflict of interest.

Why Tyner was attempting to represent Newsome is questionable.

Tyner certainly should have known that he has a direct conflict that would disqualify him from being able to represent Newsome in a case versus a member of the Atlantic City Council.

The case is being heard in a Margate City conflict court, because Dunston is an elected official from the City of Atlantic City and Newsome is an employee in the so-called anti-violence program.

It raises questions as to why/how New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Blee allowed attorney Anthony Antonelli to represent Dunston's opponent Viana Bailey in the election challenge case for the 2nd Ward Atlantic City Council race.

According to Dunston, Antonelli also has a legal contract with the City of Atlantic City.

Dunston wanted Antonelli replaced. It didn't happen.

It appears that it should have.

Blee will be announcing his decision regarding whether he will reopen this certified city council election in the very near future.

Newsome served then and still serves now as assistant director of the anti-violence program for the City of Atlantic City.

Newsome was hired at the direct recommendation of Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, who he is closely aligned with.

Newsome has allegedly made repeated violent threats towards Dunston and her husband.

Below, is an actual photo (taken by Dunston) of Newsome yelling at her on Election Day.

LaToya Dunston photo.
LaToya Dunston photo.

Dunston also captured the incident on video as well.

On Primary Election Day 2023, Atlantic City

Councilwoman LaToya Dunston was working on her get out the vote program... when along rolls up a white SUV, with Newsome riding in the front passenger seat and hanging outside of the window.

Dunston video recorded her encounter with

Newsome and told us that she is 1,000 percent certain that it is Newsome (pictured here) who made a series of violent threats.

We have been advised that Newsome also goes by the alias Angel "Rock" Newbomb.

Here are two different judges, who handled the exact same in an opposite manner.

Rosenberger got it right. Blee got it wrong.

SOURCES: Live on-air interviews with Atlantic City Council Members George Tibbitt & LaToya Dunston.

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Gallery Credit: Harry Hurley

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