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Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda v. Raffensperger

Case Information

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


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


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. Brad Raffensperger is substituted as Defendant for Brian Kemp filed 3/26/19. Order Granting Consent Motion to Modify Scheduling Order, Discovery will close on 1/29/20, 9/4/19.  Second Amended complaint against all defendants 12/20/19. Answer and defense to amended complaint 2/4/20. Order granting consent motion to modify scheduling order 3/17/20. 

District Court Documents



Edward B. Foley

Gerrymandering as Viewpoint Discrimination: A "Functional Equivalence" Test

Edward B. Foley

A First Amendment test for identifying when a map is functionally equivalent to a facially discriminatory statute.

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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

Supreme Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering Claims to be Non-Justiciable Political Questions

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Thursday determining that claims of partisan gerrymandering are political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts. The opinion resolved disputes originating in North Carolina and Maryland, in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.

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