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Georgia Coalition for The Peoples' Agenda v. Secretary of State of Georgia

Case Information

Date Filed: October 11, 2018
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter Registration
Current Court: United States District Court for The Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division (Case 1:18-cv-04727)

Issue:

Whether Georgia's exact-match voter registration protocol violates the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, as well as the First and Fourteenth Amendments

Status:

Complaint Filed 10/11/18. Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction Granted filed 11/2/18. Comes Now Defendant, Brad Raffensperger, in his official capacity as Secretary of State for the State of Georgia and moves to have the docket in this matter corrected to reflect the correct Defendant name filed 2/27/19. Submission of Motion to Subsitute Brian Kemp to District Judge Eleanor Ross filed 3/18/19. 

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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