Legal Actions

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Cases

Cobb v. Georgia Department of Community Supervision

The ACLU is seeking an injunction directing the Georgia Department of Community Supervision to immediately provide qualified American Sign Language interpreters, auxiliary aids and services, and reasonable modifications to people who are deaf or hard of hearing who are on probation or parole.

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AME Church v. Kemp

Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church v. Kemp was filed in federal court in Atlanta. Civil rights groups filed this new federal lawsuit against Georgia’s sweeping law that makes it much harder for all Georgians to vote, particularly voters of color, new citizens, and religious communities.

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McBrayer v. Governors Ridge Office Park

The Georgia Court of Appeals agreed with the ACLU of Georgia’s position that commercial landlords cannot file ‘nuisance’ lawsuits against abortion clinics simply because anti-abortion protestors have created a nuisance on the property. 

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Letter to Counties Urging Them to Begin Processing Absentee Ballots

The ACLU of Georgia sent letters to the top ten populous counties in the state – Chatham, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, and Henry – urging their elections officials to begin processing accepted absentee ballots as permitted by an emergency rule that the State Election Board passed on July 1 and amended on August 10…

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Hoevver v Carraway

Correctional officers threatened Mr. Hoever with extreme violence in retaliation for his filing of grievances about their physical threats and abuse. A jury found that Mr. Hoever’s First Amendment rights were violated seven times but only provided $1 as compensation for the abuse of his rights.

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Bostock v. Clayton County

On June 6, 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, and Kuck Immigration Partners LLC took legal action to restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections to DREAMer Jessica Colotl.

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Jones v. Hill

The Southern Center for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of four people incarcerated at the Clayton County Jail. The named defendants include the Clayton County Sheriff and several subordinates in his office.

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Harris v. Georgia Department of Corrections

The ACLU is seeking an injunction directing the Georgia Department of Corrections to immediately provide qualified American Sign Language interpreters, auxiliary aids and services, and reasonable modifications to deaf and hard of hearing individuals in prison. This lawsuit highlights how prison, probation, and parole systems fail deaf prisoners – leading deaf people to go to prison more often, stay longer, and return more quickly.

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Demand Letters

Letter to Counties Urging Them to Begin Processing Absentee Ballots

The ACLU of Georgia sent letters to the top ten populous counties in the state – Chatham, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, and Henry – urging their elections officials to begin processing accepted absentee ballots as permitted by an emergency rule that the State Election Board passed on July 1 and amended on August 10…

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