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Litigation

 

Common Cause v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: November 5, 2018
State: Georgia
Issue: State Voter Registration Databases
Current Court: U.S District Court Northern District of Georgia (Case 18-cv-05102)

Issue:

Whether Georgia's maintenance of an allegedly unsecure voter registration database violates the 14th Amendment, the Help America Vote Act, the Georgia Constitution, and Georgia statutory law

Status:

Complaint filed 11/5/18. Notice of and Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Exoeduted Discovery filed 11/7/18. Court grants temporary restraining order in part filed 11/12/18. Order granting motion of investigative report and amended joint preliminary report and discovery filed 12/7/18.

District Court Documents

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

The Gerrymandering Cases

Edward B. Foley

A memo analyzing the First Amendment and Article I issues, explaining why the latter is the better basis for judicial review of congressional gerrymanders.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

U.S. District Judge Orders that Individuals Flagged by Georgia Database Can Vote in Midterms

Ruling on the plaintiffs\' emergency motion, a U.S. District Judge ordered that individuals flagged for potential citizenship issues by a Georgia database can still vote in the midterms. The judge\'s order set forth specific ways these indivduals can vote. The case is Georgia Coalition for the People\'s Agenda v. Kemp.

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