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Mark Meadows is asking an appeals court to reconsider his failed bid to move the Georgia election tampering case to federal court.

Mark Meadows is asking an appeals court to reconsider his failed bid to move the Georgia election tampering case to federal court.

(CNN) — Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to reject his bid to move a criminal election interference case in Georgia to federal court.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously last month that Meadows could not have his case dismissed in federal court because the conduct indicted against him was unrelated to his duties.

Now Meadows has asked the appeals court to review the case en banc, meaning the case will be heard by the full court. Meadows could appeal last month's ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court if the court refuses to reopen the case.

“The court's decision is deeply flawed: it violates text, precedent and common sense, and has profound consequences,” Meadows' lawyers wrote in a brief filed Tuesday night.

“As courts debate whether tobacco companies and health insurers can be indicted, a White House chief of staff facing indictment from a local attorney based on actions in the West Wing should not be such an important matter,” the lawyers wrote.

Moving the case to federal court could allow Meadows to dismiss the charges entirely by invoking federal immunity granted to certain individuals who have been sued or sued for conduct related to their duties in the U.S. government.

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