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Georgia Muslim Voter Project v. Kemp

On behalf of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit demanding that the Secretary of State and all county registrars provide due process for Georgia voters whose absentee ballots or applications were thrown out due to an alleged mismatch of signatures.

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Letter to Randolph County Board of Elections

The ACLU of Georgia sent a letter to the Randolph County Board of Elections and Registration demanding it reject the proposal to close seven out of nine – more than 75% – polling places on the eve of the November elections in a county that is predominantly African American. The Randolph County proposal is discriminatory, unjustifiable, and violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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In the Interest of D.R.

The ACLU of Georgia filed an amicus brief in Twiggs County Juvenile Court in support of Suzeanna and Matthew Brill to protect their fundamental right to parent and obtain the medical treatment they need for their chronically ill son who suffers from daily epileptic seizures.

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Coen v. GDOC

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Georgia filed a motion in federal court to pursue a class action lawsuit on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing people imprisoned in and released from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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Palacios v. Kemp

The ACLU of Georgia sued the Secretary of State in Superior Court of Fulton County, appealing the Secretary of State’s decision to kick off the ballot Maria Palacios, a Latina-American who has lived in Georgia since 2009 and became a United States citizen in 2017.

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Rasman v. Stancil

The ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order against Steve Stancil, Executive Director of the Georgia Building Authority, and Captain Lewis Young, Chief of the Capitol Police, who had prevented anyone from entering the Capitol building with a hand-held sign, which is core First Amendment activity.

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Solomon v. The Mayor and Alderman of the City of Savannah

The ACLU of Georgia along with the Claiborne Firm, P.C. and Woolf Law Firm filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Savannah seeking emergency injunctive relief to prevent the city from enforcing an unconstitutional ban on displaying hand-held poster signs in view of Vice President Mike Pence along the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route. Once the lawsuit was filed, the city of Savannah reversed its unconstitutional policy.

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Jackson v. McCurry

The ACLU of Georgia, represented by Alston & Bird LLP, filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Jackson v. McCurry, a case that asks whether school administrators can preemptively ban a parent from speaking at a public school board meeting simply because the parent has threatened litigation against the school.

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Mock v. Glynn County

The ACLU of Georgia and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal class action lawsuit against Glynn County, Glynn County Sheriff E. Neal Jump, Glynn County Chief Magistrate Judge Alex Atwood, and B. Reid Zeh, III, seeking an immediate and permanent change to an unconstitutional cash bail system that discriminates against people who are financially strapped.

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Ebner v. Cobb County

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and Mitchell & Shapiro LLP, filed suit against the Cobb County Police Department for arresting and jailing three innocent Georgians based on the unfounded suspicions of a so-called “Drug Recognition Expert” who charged each with allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana.

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