In the Courts

Learn about the legal efforts shaping the fight to protect voting rights.
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Active Cases

Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (Advancement Project)

Concerned Black Clergy v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed by Advancement Project National Office on behalf of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Concerned Black Clergy, Mijente, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Faith in Action and a coalition of churches against Georgia challenging the voter suppression bill SB 202. The case claims that SB 202 violates the Fifteenth Amendment because it places an unnecessary burden on the right to vote.

Active Cases

Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (VoteAmerica)

VoteAmerica v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit brought by VoteAmerica, Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information challenging several provisions of a Georgia voter suppression bill. The case claims that the bill’s voting restrictions on absentee ballot applications violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

Active Cases

Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (AAJC)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit brought by Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta challenging several provisions of a Georgia voter suppression bill. The case claims that the bill’s voting restrictions—including new identification requirements for absentee voting, limits on the use of absentee drop boxes, restrictions on the collection of absentee ballots, and more—violate the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Active Cases

Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (ACLU)

Sixth District of the AME Church v. Kemp

Lawsuit brought by the ACLU, SPLC, NAACP LDF and others on behalf of the Sixth District of the AME Church, Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Women Watch Afrika, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority challenging several provisions of a Georgia voter suppression bill. The case claims that the bill’s voting restrictions—including new identification requirements for absentee voting, limits on the use of absentee drop boxes, invalidating ballots cast before 5:00 PM in the wrong precinct, banning any non-poll worker from giving food or drink, including water, to voters waiting in line, and more—violate the Fourteenth Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Active Cases

Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (NAACP)

Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit brought by the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, League of Women Voters of Georgia, Galeo Latino Community Development Fund, Common Cause and the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe challenging several provisions of a Georgia voter suppression bill. The case claims that the bill’s voting restrictions—including new identification requirements for absentee voting, limits on the use of absentee drop boxes, invalidating ballots cast before 5:00 PM in the wrong precinct, banning any non-poll worker from giving food or drink, including water, to voters waiting in line, and more—violate the First, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Active Cases

Georgia Voter Suppression Bill (NGP)

The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit brought by the New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter Fund and Rise challenging several provisions of a Georgia voter suppression bill. The case claims that the bill’s voting restrictions—including new identification requirements for absentee voting, limits on the use of absentee drop boxes, banning mobile polling places, invalidating ballots cast before 5:00 PM in the wrong precinct, banning any non-poll worker from giving food or drink, including water, to voters waiting in line, and more—violate the Fourteenth Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

Active Cases

Georgia 2018 Voter Suppression

Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit brought by Fair Fight Action against the Georgia Secretary of State following Stacey Abrams’s 2018 campaign for Governor. The case challenges several aspects of election administration in Georgia, including the “use-it-or-lose-it” registration cancellation law, the exact match policy and inadequate election worker training.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Election Contest

Daugherty v. Fulton

Election contest challenging the certification of Jon Ossoff and Rafael Warnock as winners of the Senate runoff elections.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Fulton County Voter Purge Challenge

Schmitz v. Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections

Appeal of decision by Fulton County to deny request to purge over 14,000 voters from the rolls.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Election Contest (Coffee County)

Still v. Raffensperger

Election contest seeking to decertify the election results for both Coffee County and the entire state of Georgia.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Fulton County)

New Georgia Project v. Cooney

Lawsuit challenging Fulton County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Election Challenge #4

Georgia Republican Party v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed by Georgia Republican Party, NRSC, the Perdue and Loeffler campaigns and three voters seeking to prohibit people who voted for a candidate for Senate in the 2020 election in a different state from voting in the January 5th runoffs and to segregate all ballots cast by voters registering to vote between November 4, 2020 and December 7, 2020.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Paulding County)

New Georgia Project v. Willis

Lawsuit challenging Paulding County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Clarke County)

New Georgia Project v. Evans

Lawsuit challenging Clarke County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Early Vote (Bibb County)

New Georgia Project v. Kaplan

Lawsuit challenging Bibb County’s failure to provide adequate early voting dates for Georgia runoff elections.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Election Challenge #2

Twelfth Congressional District Republican Committee v. Raffensperger

Lawsuit filed against the Secretary of State, the State Election Board, and the Richmond County Board of Elections challenging the early processing of absentee ballots, use of unattended drop boxes, and signature verification processes.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Runoff Election Challenge

RNC v. State Election Board

Lawsuit filed by the RNC challenging poll watcher access and the use of ballot drop boxes ahead of the January 5th runoff elections in Georgia.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Certification Challenge

Pearson v. Kemp

Lawsuit filed by Republicans seeking to de-certify Georgia’s election results.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Election Law Contest

Wood v. Raffensperger

Election contest filed by a right-wing group seeking to nullify the presidential election results in Georgia and further block the state from certifying the results so that the Georgia General Assembly can appoint electors.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Democratic Counties Election Challenge

Brooks v. Mahoney

Lawsuit filed by voters in Georgia claiming election officials included illegal Presidential Elector results. The challenge seeks to to stop the certification of presidential election results from certain counties.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Georgia Absentee Ballot Counting Chatham County

In re: enforcement of election laws

Lawsuit brought by the Trump Campaign and the Georgia Republican Party attempting to stop the counting of absentee ballots in Chatham County, Georgia.

Impact

Georgia Absentee Ballot Immaterial Omission

Martin v. Crittenden

Successfully represented a congressional campaign and a voter as intervenors in a challenge to Gwinett County’s rejection of absentee ballots for missing immaterial information.  After the 2018 mid-term elections, we challenged Gwinett County’s policy of rejecting absentee ballots cast for missing dates of birth, addresses, and signatures in violation of the Civil Rights Act, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments, particularly given that a neighboring county did not reject such ballots outright. The court granted our request to stop the rejection of the ballots for missing or incorrect birth years, finding that it violated the Civil Rights Act, but denied the request as to other categories of missing information.