ACLU of Georgia

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Palacios v. Kemp

Ms. Maria Palacios, a candidate for state legislature in a district that is 60% people of color with a 43% Hispanic population. The ACLU of Georgia defended her against baseless challenges to her citizenship qualifications.

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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.

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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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Alisha Coleman v. Bobby Dodd Institute

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Georgia and co-counsel Buckley Beal LLP filed a brief in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that their client, Alisha Coleman, was subjected to unlawful workplace discrimination when she was fired for experiencing a heavy period, a symptom of premenopause.

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Hopkins v. Kemp

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia sued the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections on behalf of Stacey Hopkins, a registered voter and Atlanta resident who was sent an illegal purge notice from election authorities after she moved within the same county.

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Whitest, et al. v Crisp County Board of Education

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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