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 (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.