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Letter to DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on behalf of the New Georgia Project and the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, wrote a letter warning the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections that it may have violated the law when it categorically removed all voters who listed as their residence 444 Sycamore Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

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Sutton v. McCoy

On July 10, 2019, the ACLU of Georgia and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC filed a lawsuit against a landlord for evicting Victoria Sutton, who is white, because she invited an African-American family to her home. According to the lawsuit, the landlord told Ms. Sutton the following in a tape-recorded conversation.

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Sistersong v. Kemp

On June 28, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on behalf of plaintiffs, including doctors, health care providers, and their patients challenging Georgia’s abortion ban, set to take effect on January 1, 2020.

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Torres-Soto v. Barr

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, and Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s cash bail system that discriminates against people held in Georgia immigration prisons based on their financial status.

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Rubin v. Young

The ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the State Capitol Police for ordering two citizens to remove buttons expressing opposition to HB 481, the proposed abortion ban, in violation of their First Amendment right to wear expressive clothing.

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Georgia Shift v. Gwinnett County

The ACLU of Georgia, ACLU Voting Rights Project, and Dechert LLP have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Georgia Shift against Gwinnett, Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb Counties for failing to provide sufficient resources to provide enough polling places, voting machines, and staff to run a proper high-turnout election.

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State v. Eckartz

The ACLU of Georgia filed a motion on behalf of Charles “Skip” Eckartz, a 63-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran, to waive the nearly $9,000 in fines and fees of his probation.

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