ACLU of Georgia

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RECENT CASES

Sutton v. McCoy

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

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit today challenging a new Georgia law banning abortion care as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. This law would practically eliminate abortion care in the state and impose an unconstitutional ban on abortion.

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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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DEMAND LETTERS

Letter to Randolph County Board of Elections to Reject Proposal to Close 75% of Polling Locations

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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