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Fair Fight Action v. Crittenden

Case Information

Date Filed: November 27, 2018
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter Supression
Current Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:18-cv-05391)


Whether the Secretary of State's office and the state election board systematically blocked minority voters from the polls in the Nov. 6th election. 


Complaint filed 11/27/18. Motion to Dismiss filed 1/28/19. Submission of Motiont to Dismiss District Judge Steve c. Jones filed 2/26/2019. The Court will hold a hearing on Defendants' Renewed Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint on April 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Motion to DIsmiss is Deemed Moot 4/8/19.  Renewed Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint is Granted 5/30/19. Answer to Amended Comlaint 6/13/19. Motion to Open Discovery 6/13/19. Order Granting in part and Denying in part Motion to Open Discovery 6/28/19. Amended Scheduling Order: Close of Fact Discovery 11/15/19; Close of Expert Discovery 12/16/19, 7/11/19. Stipulated Protective Order 7/15/19. 


District Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (11/27/18)
  • Motion to Dismiss pdf file (1/28/19)
  • Response to Motion to Dismiss pdf file (2/11/19)
  • Supplemental Certificate of Interested Persons pdf file (2/19/19)
  • Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief pdf file (2/19/19)
  • Joint Preliminary Report and Discovery Plan pdf file (2/27/19)
  • Plaintiffs' Initial Disclosures pdf file (2/27/19)
  • State Defendants' Renewed Motion to Dismiss pdf file (3/5/19)
  • Response to Defendants' Renewed Motion to Dismiss pdf file (3/19/19)
  • Defendants' Reply in Support of Renewed Motion to Dissmiss pdf file (4/2/19)
  • Order: Motion to Dismiss is Deemed Moot pdf file (4/8/19)
  • Defendants' Motion to Postpone and Order Briefing pdf file (4/19/19)
  • Supplement to Defendants' Motion to Postpone pdf file (4/22/19)
  • Response in Support of Motion to Dismiss Renewed Motion to Dismiss pdf file (5/6/19)
  • Response in Opposition of Motion to Dismiss pdf file (5/6/19)
  • Order: Renewed Motion to Dimiss Amended Complaint is Granted pdf file (5/30/19)
  • Answer to Amended Complaint pdf file (6/13/19)
  • Motion to Open Discovery pdf file (6/13/19)
  • Response in Opposition to Motion to Open Discovery pdf file (6/25/19)
  • Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Motion pdf file (6/28/19)
  • Order pdf file (6/28/19)
  • Amended Scheduling Order pdf file (7/11/19)
  • Discovery Order pdf file (10/9/19)
  • Expert Report of Brown-Dean pdf file (11/18/19)
  • Order For Defendants to Produce Kansas Cross Checklist pdf file (11/21/19)
  • Order Finding Executive Call Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege pdf file (12/4/19)
  • Order Finding Governor Kemp To Be Subject To Deposition pdf file (12/5/19)


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