ACLU of Georgia

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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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State v Hutzel

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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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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Black Voters Matter Fund et al. v. Raffensperger

The ACLU of Georgia filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Voters Matter challenging the constitutionality of requiring voters to buy postage stamps when submitting mail-in absentee ballots and mailing in absentee ballot applications. This is tantamount to a poll tax.

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Wright v Sumter County Board of Elections and Registration

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s order that the Sumter County Board of Elections and Registration adopt court-drawn maps for county school board elections, in compliance with the Voting Rights Act. In addition, the court required the county to move its school board elections from May back to November to ensure increased voter participation, including from the Black community.

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Institute for Justice v Reilly

The ACLU of Georgia, represented by Caplan Cobb LLP, filed a friend of the court brief with the Georgia Supreme Court asking it to review a Court of Appeals determination that documents in the Georgia General Assembly offices are exempt from the state’s Open Records Act.

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Maree v Blakeley

The ACLU of Georgia and David B. Shanies Law Office filed a lawsuit on behalf of Sheba Maree and Jeff Spiva – surviving parents of Jenna Mitchell, formerly known as Caleb Mitchell – against the Georgia Department of Corrections for violating Jenna’s rights under the American with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act.

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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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