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Georgia Muslim Voter Project v. Secretary of State of Georgia

Case Information

Date Filed: October 16, 2018
State: Georgia
Issue: Absentee Ballots
Courts that Heard this Case: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Case 1:18-cv-04789)


Whether Georgia's procedure for determining whether absentee ballots are valid violates the Due Process or Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment


Complaint filed 10/16/18. Motion for TRO filed 10/17/18. Order Granting TRO filed 10/24/18. Defendant's emergency motion to stay pending appeal filed 10/25/18. District Court order denying motion to stay filed 10/30/18. Eleventh Circuit order denying motion for stay filed 11/2/18. Name changed to Georgia Muslim Voter Project v. Secretary of State of Georgia filed 12/10/18. Entry of Dismissal of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Court filed 12/11/18. Appeals case closed 1/4/19. 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. Civil case terminated filed 4/15/19. 

District Court Documents

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Documents



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