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Common Cause v. Kemp

Case Information

Date Filed: February 10, 2016
State: Georgia
Issue: Voter Registration
Courts that Heard this Case: District Court (Case 1:16-CV-00452); Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Case 17-11315); United States District Court (Case 1:16-cv-00452-TCB)

Issue:

Whether a Georgia statute authorizing the removal of voters from registration lists after a period of inactivity violates the First Amendment and the National Voter Registration Act.

Status:

Complaint filed 2/10/16. Motion to Dismiss filed 3/4/16. DOJ Statement of Interest filed 5/4/16. Order granting motion to dismiss filed 3/17/17. Notice of Appeal filed 3/23/17. Appellants' Brief filed 6/5/17. Appellee's Brief filed 7/19/17. Oral Argument held 3/9/18. Opinion Vacating Dismissal Order and Remanding for Consideration of Pending U.S. Supreme Court Case of A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted filed 3/12/18. Civil Case Terminated (6/12/18)

 

District Court Documents

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Documents

Commentary

Steven F. Huefner

The Perils of Voting by Mail

Steven F. Huefner

Anecdotal evidence of fraudulent absentee ballot harvesting in North Carolina in last month's midterm election already demonstrates the need for greater vigilance in how states conduct voting by mail, whether or not North Carolina ultimately must rerun the election for its 9th Congressional District.

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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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