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Democratic Party of Georgia v. Perdue

Case Information

Date Filed / Ended: May 23, 2008 / October 13, 2008
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter ID
Courts that Heard this Case: Fulton County Superior Court (Case 2008CV151081); Georgia Supreme Court (Case S09A0201)

Issue:

Whether Georgia's voter ID law violates the Georgia Constitution.

Status:

Appellant filed brief on 10/15/08.  Request for oral argument was filed by Appellant on 11/4/08.  Appellee brief filed on 11/24/08. Motion to remand filed 12/3/08.  Motion to Withdraw Appeal filed 12/5/08.  Response to Motion filed 12/5/08.

Georgia Supreme Court Documents

  • Brief of appellant (filed 10/15/08)
  • Appendices (filed 10/15/08)
  • Brief of A.G. PDF (filed 10/20/08)
  • Response brief - appellant (filed 10/24/08)
  • Amended/revised brief (appellant) (filed 11/4/08)
  • Request for oral argument (appellant) (filed 11/4/08)
  • Brief of appellee (filed 11/24/08)
  • Motion to remand (filed 12/3/08)
  • Motion to Withdraw Appeal (filed 12/5/08)
  • Response to motion (filed 12/5/08)

Trial Court Documents

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