The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, and WilmerHale filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and an individual Georgia voter challenging newly drawn district lines for the General Assembly on the grounds that they violate Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
In this federal class action, 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.
Shon Thomas and Gwendolyn Cheney are two Black transgender women enrolled in Georgia Medicaid who have been unable to access gender-affirming surgical care. They have
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.
The ACLU and its Florida and Georgia affiliates joined civil-rights organizations that span the ideological spectrum—Americans for Prosperity Foundation, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and the Institute for Justice—in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that a claim for nominal damages means that a case is not moot merely because prospective injunctive relief is not available or necessary.
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.
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.