Case: Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church v. Kemp

1:21-cv-01284 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: March 29, 2021

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Case Summary

This case was part of a challenge to Georgia Senate Bill 202 (“SB 202”) which was signed into law in March 2021. SB 202 implemented numerous new voting restrictions including a ban on aiding voters in line and restrictions on absentee voting. The case was ultimately consolidated within In Re Georgia Senate Bill 202 (1:21-mi-55555-JPB) alongside seven other cases challenging the same law. In particular these cases focus on SB 202’s effect on people of color and voters with disabilities. On March…

This case was part of a challenge to Georgia Senate Bill 202 (“SB 202”) which was signed into law in March 2021. SB 202 implemented numerous new voting restrictions including a ban on aiding voters in line and restrictions on absentee voting. The case was ultimately consolidated within In Re Georgia Senate Bill 202 (1:21-mi-55555-JPB) alongside seven other cases challenging the same law. In particular these cases focus on SB 202’s effect on people of color and voters with disabilities.

On March 29, 2021, the case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Plaintiffs were five non-profit organizations, including the Latino Community Fund of Georgia (an organization primarily focused on civic engagement). Defendants included Governor Brian Kemp along with various state and local election officials. Judge J.P. Boulee was assigned to the case.

Plaintiffs alleged that the challenged provisions of SB 202 make it more difficult for historically disenfranchised communities to vote, in particular, voters of color. These provisions included a ban on “line warming” (volunteers providing water and snacks to voters waiting in line), limits on mobile voting units, identification requirements for absentee ballots, and new restrictions on the timing and methods of voting early, absentee, or with secure drop boxes. Plaintiffs’ allegations were two-fold. First, this burdened the right to vote due to many new barriers to cast their vote, including long lines at polling places. Second, the law burdened free expression as the plaintiff organizations communicated their core political values by providing encouragement, food, and water to voters waiting in line. Represented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the ACLU Foundation of Georgia, and private counsel, plaintiffs sought both declaratory and injunctive relief. Plaintiffs brought the following claims:

  • Violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (52 U.S.C. §10301) for intentional racial discrimination and discriminatory results.
  • Violation of the Fourteenth Amendment under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for intentional race discrimination.
  • Violation of the Fifteenth Amendment under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for intentional race discrimination in voting. This claim would ultimately be removed in plaintiffs’ amended complaint.
  • Violation of both the First and Fourteenth Amendments under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for an undue burden on the right to vote.
  • Violation of the First Amendment under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for unconstitutionally burdening plaintiffs’ first Amendment rights of speech and expression.

On May 10, 2021, defendants moved to dismiss. They argued that the organizational plaintiffs lacked standing by failing to show a particularized injury. They had failed to establish either associational standing via an injury to their members or that defendants’ actions diverted the organizations’ resources. Additionally, plaintiffs failed to establish that the injuries alleged were traceable to defendants or redressable by a favorable decision.

On May 24, 2021, plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. Four organizations were added as plaintiffs including the Georgia Advocacy Office, the state-level affiliate of the National Disability Rights Network. Two local election officials were added as defendants. Additionally, the Fifteenth Amendment claim was removed. In its place, three new claims were added which primarily focused on the severe effect SB 202 had on voters with disabilities by limiting access to polling places and other alternatives to casting their ballot such as absentee or mobile voting units.

  • Violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USC §12131) for discrimination on the basis of disability by state and local government entities.
  • Violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 USC §794) for discrimination on the basis of disability by recipients of federal financial assistance.
  • Violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (52 USC §10101) for denying the right to vote in an election on the basis of an error or omission on any record that is immaterial to determining whether the person is qualified to vote. For example, SB 202 permitted election officials to deny absentee ballot requests solely on the basis of an inadvertently omitted date of birth.

On June 14, 2021, defendants filed a new motion to dismiss in response to the amended complaint. It reiterated similar arguments to their earlier motion. On July 12, 2021, a third motion to dismiss was filed by defendants arguing that plaintiffs failed to state a claim on which relief may be granted.

On December 9, 2021, the court denied all three of the defendants’ motions to dismiss. In regard to standing, the court found that the diversion requirement was satisfied. The court reasoned that even in the 7th Circuit case cited by the defendants (Common Cause Indiana v. Lawson, 937 F.3d 944), the diversion standard was met by showing the organization merely planned to expand voter outreach programs to counter the effects of a new law. In regards to traceability and redressability, the court cited 11th Circuit precedent (Luckey v. Harris, 860 F.2d 1012) which allowed relief to be ordered against state officers, such as the governor, who is generally responsible for enforcing the state’s laws. Regarding failure to state a claim, the court found that plaintiffs had pleaded sufficient grounds to continue the case for all of the seven remaining claims. 574 F.Supp.3d 1260.

On December 23, 2021, the court ordered this case be consolidated with the below five lawsuits challenging SB 202: 

  • New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger (1:21-cv-01229-JPB) (hereinafter “NGP”)
  • Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Raffensperger (1:21-cv-01259-JPB) (hereinafter “GA NAACP”) which was also litigated in part by the League of Women Voters.
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Atlanta v. Raffensperger (1:21-cv-01333-JPB)
  • Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta v. Raffensperger (1:21-cv-01728-JPB) which was litigated in part by numerous religious organizations and the Advancement Project, a nonprofit focused on racial justice issues.
  • U.S. v. Georgia (1:21-cv-02575-JPB), This was a challenge brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, citing a single claim for discriminatory intent under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

The court found that each case involved “virtually identical defendants and mostly the same facts and legal issues[.]” These suits proceeded under the name “In Re Georgia Senate Bill 202” (1:21-mi-55555-JPB). A compilation of key case documents from the consolidated case could be found on DemocracyDocket.com. Two other cases had objected to consolidation and were not included. These were VoteAmerica v. Raffensperger (1:21-cv-01390-JPB) and Coalition for Good Governance v. Kemp (1:21-cv-02070-JPB). What set them apart was their lack of racial discrimination claims which predominated the other consolidated cases. As such, the court determined consolidation would possibly prejudice these two cases via burdensome discovery unrelated to their claims.

On January 6, 2022, defendants moved to reconsider the denial of their motion to dismiss. The motion was denied on April 21, 2022. The court reasoned that defendants had failed to present any newly discovered evidence, intervening developments, or a clear error of law or fact. In effect, the motion reflected mere disagreement with the court’s conclusion.

On May 25, 2022, plaintiffs in AME Church and GA NAACP moved for a preliminary injunction. It sought to block the enforcement of SB 202’s criminalization of “line warming.” The proposed scope for the injunction was for during any election that occurred before final judgment, including the upcoming November 2022 midterms. The potential for irreparable harm was great as this case was addressing foundational rights such as the right to vote and First Amendment expression. In addition, they argued the Purcell principle, which heightens the standard for changing election laws close to elections, should not apply. Not only did the rights at issue warrant special scrutiny, but U.S. Supreme Court precedent declined to apply the principle where the state could make the change without undue collateral effects. On June 3, 2022, NGP plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction on the same provisions of SB 202.

On August 18, 2022, the court denied the two motions for a preliminary injunction that were filed in May and June. The court found plaintiffs had established each of the preliminary injunction factors concerning plaintiff's “line warming” activities. Specifically, the line warming activities were expressive activities entitled to First Amendment protection. However, this was overridden by the Purcell principle. The court alluded to “significant evidence” that an injunction would impair Georgia’s interest in avoiding voter confusion, promoting an orderly electoral process, and maintaining confidence in that process. The court also cited 11th Circuit precedent on the need to be cautious of unintended consequences of last-minute changes to election laws, even for those that seem relatively straightforward at first glance. 622 F.Supp.3d 1312.

Over the following months, the parties engaged in discovery. The court issued a mixed set of rulings on the motion for a preliminary injunction on August 18, 2023. On the allegedly immaterial absentee voting requirements, the court found that plaintiffs had standing to seek preliminary injunctive relief from county defendants but not state defendants because plaintiffs' injury (the rejection of absentee ballots) would not be sufficiently traceable to or redressable by state defendants because they are too removed from the process. Therefore, the portion of the law requiring voters to provide their birthdate on absentee ballot envelopes was preliminarily enjoined as to state defendants. The court found it substantially likely that the Food, Drink and Gift Ban constituted a content-based regulation of speech that failed scrutiny, enjoining defendants from enforcing it. 2023 WL 5334617. Regarding plaintiffs' allegations that certain restrictions imposed by SB 202 denied voters with disabilities meaningful access to absentee voting (for the Ballot Return Provision, failure to define "caregiver" and for discouraging people from seeking assistance; for the Drop Box Provision, that the indoor drop boxes with reduced hours were less accessible to voters with sensory or mobility disabilites), however, was denied. According to the court, plaintiffs failed to show that the challenged provisions denied voters with disabilities meaningful access to absentee voting and that even if that element was satisfied, plaintiffs were still not substantially like to show that the denial was due to a voter's disability. Thirdly, the court found that the plaintiffs' proposed modification was not facially reasonable because it would amount to a complete overhaul of the challenged provisions rather than a targeted accommodation.

The state attorney general's office filed an appeal of the preliminary injunction on September 18, 2023, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

As of October 2, 2023, this case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

NDRN (9/11/2022)

Eric Gripp (1/23/2023)

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For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/59778314/parties/sixth-district-of-the-african-methodist-episcopal-church-v-kemp/


Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Abudu, Nancy Gbana (Georgia)

Adegbile, Debo P. (Georgia)

Aden, Leah C. (Georgia)

Ameri, Mana (Georgia)

Attorney for Defendant
Expert/Monitor/Master/Other

AliKhan, Loren L. (Georgia)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Abudu, Nancy Gbana (Georgia)

Adegbile, Debo P. (Georgia)

Aden, Leah C. (Georgia)

Ameri, Mana (Georgia)

Banks, Marques (Georgia)

Belichick, Joseph S. (Georgia)

Bennette, Matletha N. (Georgia)

Campbell-Harris, Dayton (Georgia)

Cramer, Raisa M. (Georgia)

Cusick, John Spencer (Georgia)

Davis, Britton Dale (Georgia)

DeThomas, Courtney Turco (Georgia)

Dianis, Judith Browne (Georgia)

Dimmick, Brian Lawrence (Georgia)

Evans, Rachel Renae (Georgia)

Faransso, Tania Christine (Georgia)

Farrell, Gregory (Georgia)

Feldsherov, Ilya (Georgia)

Fortier, Lucas L. (Georgia)

Garabadu, Rahul (Georgia)

Gossett, David Morris (Georgia)

Greenbaum, Jon M. (Georgia)

Groves, Angela A. (Georgia)

Hamilton, Brittni Abra (Georgia)

Hasselberg, Emily A. (Georgia)

Heard, Bradley Erik (Georgia)

Henseler, James (Georgia)

Herren, Thomas Christian (Georgia)

Hill, Laura (Georgia)

Ho, Dale E. (Georgia)

Houk, Julie Marie (Georgia)

Hughes, Aileen Bell (Georgia)

Isaacson, Cory (Georgia)

Jahangiri, Mahroh (Georgia)

Jasrasaria, Jyoti (Georgia)

Jedreski, Matthew R. (Georgia)

Jhaveri, Sejal (Georgia)

Johnson, Melinda K. (Georgia)

Jr, Halsey G. (Georgia)

Kanu, Nkechi (Georgia)

Kastorf, Kurt G. (Georgia)

Kennedy, Kate (Georgia)

Khan, Sabrina S. (Georgia)

Kim, Danielle Eun (Georgia)

Klein, Spencer W. (Georgia)

Koorji, Alaizah (Georgia)

Lakin, Sophia Lin (Georgia)

Lee, Theresa J. (Georgia)

Leigh, Daniel H. (Georgia)

Lewis, Joyce Gist (Georgia)

Lyons, Webb (Georgia)

McCandless, Spencer (Georgia)

McCord, Catherine Harding (Georgia)

McFarland, Ernest Alan (Georgia)

Mizner, Susan (Georgia)

Mocine-McQueen, Marcos (Georgia)

Morrison, Tina Meng (Georgia)

Nemeth, Miriam R. (Georgia)

Nercessian, Armen Nercess (Georgia)

Newkirk, Zachary J. (Georgia)

Nguyen, Candice Mai (Georgia)

Nkwonta, Uzoma (Georgia)

Nwachukwu, Jennifer (Georgia)

O'Connor, Maura Eileen (Georgia)

Pant, Shontee (Georgia)

Parker, Warrington S. (Georgia)

Porter, Megan (Georgia)

Powell, Laura (Georgia)

Pulgram, Laurence F. (Georgia)

Rich, James Eric (Georgia)

Richardson, Jasmyn Gabrielle (Georgia)

Rosborough, Davin M. (Georgia)

Rosenberg, Ezra D (Georgia)

Russ, John A (Georgia)

Ryan, Elizabeth M. (Georgia)

Segarra, Esperanza (Georgia)

Sells, Bryan Ludington (Georgia)

Shelly, Jacob D (Georgia)

Sieff, Adam (Georgia)

Smith, Casey Katharine (Georgia)

Solh, Chahira (Georgia)

Sparks, Adam Martin (Georgia)

Syed, Ihaab (Georgia)

Szilagyi, Heather Jean (Georgia)

Thatte, Anuja Diwakar (Georgia)

Thomas, Ethan Michael (Georgia)

Thompson, Grace Katherine (Georgia)

Topaz, Jonathan (Georgia)

Tucker, William (Georgia)

Unger, Jess (Georgia)

Varghese, George P. (Georgia)

Vasquez, Jorge Luis (Georgia)

Wang, Emily Lu (Georgia)

Ward-Packard, Samuel T. (Georgia)

Weber, Gerald R. (Georgia)

Wilberforce, Nana (Georgia)

Williams, Gilda Rae (Georgia)

Winichakul, Pichaya Poy (Georgia)

Young, Sean Jengwei (Georgia)

Zatz, Clifford (Georgia)

Attorney for Defendant

Ausburn, Deborah Ann (Georgia)

Banter, James F. (Georgia)

Bartolomucci, H. Christopher (Georgia)

Begakis, Steven Christopher (Georgia)

Bell, Jordan (Georgia)

Bloodworth, Kristin K (Georgia)

Boone, Annika M. (Georgia)

Bowman, Brad M. (Georgia)

Broder, Karl Patrick (Georgia)

Bryan, Bennett Davis (Georgia)

Burwell, Kaye Woodard (Georgia)

Carver, William Bradley (Georgia)

Cathey, Thomas L. (Georgia)

Dasgupta, Riddhi (Georgia)

Davenport, Jennifer R. (Georgia)

Denmark, Emilie Omer (Georgia)

Els, Irene B. (Georgia)

Falk, Donald M. (Georgia)

Field, Brian (Georgia)

Green, Tyler R. (Georgia)

Hall, John E. (Georgia)

Hancock, Jack Reynolds (Georgia)

Hart, Ralph Jonathan (Georgia)

Jacoutot, Bryan Francis (Georgia)

Jaffe, Erik Scott (Georgia)

Jaugstetter, Patrick D. (Georgia)

Joiner, Amelia Michele (Georgia)

Keogh, William J. (Georgia)

LaRoss, Diane Festin (Georgia)

Lin, Stephanie (Georgia)

Lowman, David R. (Georgia)

Mack, Rachel Nicole (Georgia)

Martin, Grace Simms (Georgia)

McGowan, Charlene S (Georgia)

Milord, Sandy (Georgia)

Momo, Shelley Driskell (Georgia)

Noland, William H. (Georgia)

Norris, Cameron T. (Georgia)

Paradise, Loree Anne (Georgia)

Prince, Joshua J. (Georgia)

Ringer, Cheryl (Georgia)

Rosenberg, Steven E. (Georgia)

Sabzevari, Arash A. (Georgia)

Schaerr, Gene C. (Georgia)

Scott, William K. (Georgia)

Sowell, Gregory C. (Georgia)

Sr, Tobias C. (Georgia)

Stephens, Michael Van (Georgia)

Tyson, Bryan P. (Georgia)

Vaughan, Elizabeth Marie (Georgia)

Weigel, Daniel H (Georgia)

White, William Dowdy (Georgia)

White, Daniel Walter (Georgia)

Wilborn, Eric P. (Georgia)

Williams, Tuwanda Rush (Georgia)

Wilson, Melanie Felicia (Georgia)

Wilson, Jacob Colby (Georgia)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

21-cv-01229

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

The New Georgia Project v. Raffensperger

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Complaint
1

21-cv-01259

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Raffensperger

March 28, 2021

March 28, 2021

Complaint
1

1:21-cv-01284

Complaint

Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) v. Kemp

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021

Complaint
1

21-cv-01333

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta v. Raffensperger

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Complaint
29

1:21-cv-01284

Standing Order Regarding Civil Litigation for Cases Proceeding Before the Honorable J. P. Boulee

Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) v. Kemp

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

Order/Opinion
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21-01728

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

The Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta v. Raffensperger

April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021

Complaint
83

1:21-cv-01284

First Amended Complaint

Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) v. Kemp

May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Complaint
1

21-cv-02575

Complaint

United States v. The State of Georgia

June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

Complaint
110

1:21-cv-01284

Order

Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) v. Kemp

Dec. 9, 2021

Dec. 9, 2021

Order/Opinion

574 F.Supp.3d 574

118

1:21-cv-01284

Order

Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) v. Kemp

Dec. 23, 2021

Dec. 23, 2021

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/59778314/sixth-district-of-the-african-methodist-episcopal-church-v-kemp/

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COMPLAINT filed by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Women Watch Afrika, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Georgia Muslim Voter Project, (Filing fee $402, receipt number AGANDC-10862575) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rvb) Please visit our website at http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/commonly-used-forms to obtain Pretrial Instructions and Pretrial Associated Forms which includes the Consent To Proceed Before U.S. Magistrate form. (Entered: 03/30/2021)

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ELEVENTH AMENDMENT TO GENERAL ORDER 20-01 RE: COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19 AND RELATED CORONAVIRUS. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr. on 03/09/2021.(rvb) (Entered: 03/30/2021)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Pichaya Poy Winichakul on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (Winichakul, Pichaya) (Entered: 03/30/2021)

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Certificate of Interested Persons by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika. (Winichakul, Pichaya) (Entered: 03/30/2021)

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PROPOSED SUMMONS filed by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons, # 10 Summons, # 11 Summons, # 12 Summons, # 13 Summons, # 14 Summons, # 15 Summons, # 16 Summons, # 17 Summons, # 18 Summons, # 19 Summons, # 20 Summons, # 21 Summons, # 22 Summons, # 23 Summons, # 24 Summons, # 25 Summons, # 26 Summons, # 27 Summons, # 28 Summons, # 29 Summons, # 30 Summons, # 31 Summons, # 32 Summons, # 33 Summons, # 34 Summons, # 35 Summons, # 36 Summons, # 37 Summons, # 38 Summons, # 39 Summons, # 40 Summons, # 41 Summons, # 42 Summons, # 43 Summons, # 44 Summons, # 45 Summons, # 46 Summons, # 47 Summons, # 48 Summons, # 49 Summons, # 50 Summons, # 51 Summons, # 52 Summons, # 53 Summons, # 54 Summons, # 55 Summons, # 56 Summons, # 57 Summons)(Winichakul, Pichaya) (Entered: 03/30/2021)

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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge J. P. Boulee for all further proceedings. Judge Eleanor L. Ross no longer assigned to case. NOTICE TO ALL COUNSEL OF RECORD: The Judge designation in the civil action number assigned to this case has been changed to 1:21-cv-1284-JPB. Please make note of this change in order to facilitate the docketing of pleadings in this case. Signed by Judge Eleanor L. Ross on 3/31/2021. (ddm) (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Fred Aiken, George Awuku, Lynn Bailey, Sherry T. Barnes, Richard L. Barron, Jessica M. Brooks, Marcia Brown, Ken Cochran, Phil Daniell, Stephen W. Day, DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections, Terence Dicks, Shauna Dozier, Janine Eveler, Henry Ficklin, Bob Finnegan, Fulton County Registration and Elections Board, Pat Gartland, Georgia State Elections Board, Diane Givens, Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections, Dorothy F. Hall, Aaron V. Johnson, Darlene Johnson, Mike Kaplan, Brian Kemp, David Kennedy, Anh Le, Lynn Ledford, Anthony Lewis, Craig Lutz, John Mangano, Santiago Marquez, Matthew Mashburn, Tim McFalls, Susan Motter, Vernetta K. Nuriddin, Alice O'Lenick, Cassandra Powell, Patricia Pullar, Brad Raffensperger, Kathleen D. Ruth, Gala Sheats, Tom Smiley, Dele L. Smith, Herbert Spangler, Rebecca Sullivan, Wandy Taylor, Samuel E. Tillman, Baoky N. Vu, Alex Wan, Jeanetta R. Watson, Carol Wesley, Daryl O. Wilson, Jr., Rinda Wilson, Mark Wingate, David Worley, Lori Wurtz. (ddm) (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Adam S. Sieff Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869581).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Debo P. Adegbile Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869588).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Leah Aden Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869591).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of John Cusick Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869593).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of George P. Varghese Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869594).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of David Morris Gossett Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869596).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Ilya Feldsherov Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869600).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Kate Kennedy Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869602).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Nana Wilberforce Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869607).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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APPLICATION for Admission of Stephanie Lin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869610).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Tania Faransso Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869613).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Webb Lyons Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869615).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Grace Thompson Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869622).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Winichakul, Pichaya) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 03/31/2021)

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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PROPOSED SUMMONS filed by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons, # 9 Summons, # 10 Summons, # 11 Summons, # 12 Summons, # 13 Summons, # 14 Summons, # 15 Summons, # 16 Summons, # 17 Summons, # 18 Summons, # 19 Summons, # 20 Summons, # 21 Summons, # 22 Summons, # 23 Summons, # 24 Summons, # 25 Summons, # 26 Summons, # 27 Summons, # 28 Summons, # 29 Summons, # 30 Summons, # 31 Summons)(Winichakul, Pichaya) (Entered: 03/31/2021)

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March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Courtney Turco DeThomas Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10871261).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/01/2021)

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Matt Jedreski Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10871299).by Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Abudu, Nancy) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/01/2021)

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

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Electronic Summons Issued as to Wanda Andrews, Bibb County Board of Elections, Bibb County Board of Registrars, Chatham County Board of Elections, Chatham County Board of Registrars, Clarke County Board of Election and Voter Registration, Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration, Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, Columbia County Board of Elections, Columbia County Board of Registrars, Ann Cushman, DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections, Wanda Duffie, Willa Jean Fambrough, Nancy L. Gay, Hall County Board of Elections and Registration, Marianne Heimes, Malinda Hodge, Antan Lang, Thomas J. Mahoney, Colin Mcrae, William L. Norse, Jon Pannell, Hunaid Qadir, Rocky Raffle, Richmond County Board of Elections, Veronica Seals, Adam Shirley, Randolph Slay, Charlotte Sosebee, Ann Till, Larry Wiggins. (ddm) (Entered: 04/01/2021)

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Rahul Garabadu on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (Garabadu, Rahul) (Entered: 04/01/2021)

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

PACER
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APPLICATION for Admission of Theresa J. Lee Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10875743).by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/02/2021)

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Sophia Lin Lakin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10875790).by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/02/2021)

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sean Young on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (Young, Sean) (Entered: 04/05/2021)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

RECAP

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 8 APPLICATION for Admission of Adam S. Sieff Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869581).. Attorney Adam Sieff added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 9 APPLICATION for Admission of Debo P. Adegbile Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869588).. Attorney Debo P. Adegbile added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 10 APPLICATION for Admission of Leah Aden Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869591).. Attorney Leah C. Aden added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 11 APPLICATION for Admission of John Cusick Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869593).. Attorney John Cusick added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 12 APPLICATION for Admission of George P. Varghese Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869594).. Attorney George P. Varghese added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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Order on Application for Admission PHV

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

PACER

ORDER granting 8 9 10 11 12 Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/5/21. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(bnw)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

PACER

Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 13 APPLICATION for Admission of David Morris Gossett Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869596).. Attorney David Morris Gossett added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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STANDING ORDER REGARDING CIVIL LITIGATION. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/5/21. (bnw) (Entered: 04/05/2021)

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 14 APPLICATION for Admission of Ilya Feldsherov Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869600).. Attorney Ilya Feldsherov added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 17 APPLICATION for Admission of Stephanie Lin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869610).. Attorney Stephanie Lin added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 18 APPLICATION for Admission of Tania Faransso Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869613).. Attorney Tania Christine Faransso added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

PACER

ORDER granting 13 14 17 18 Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/6/21. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(bnw)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 19 APPLICATION for Admission of Webb Lyons Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869615).. Attorney Webb Lyons added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Dale E. Ho Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10881011).by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/06/2021)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 22 APPLICATION for Admission of Courtney Turco DeThomas Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10871261).. Attorney Courtney Turco DeThomas added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 23 APPLICATION for Admission of Matt Jedreski Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10871299).. Attorney Matt Jedreski added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 15 APPLICATION for Admission of Kate Kennedy Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869602).. Attorney Kate Kennedy added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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Return of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 20 APPLICATION for Admission of Grace Thompson Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869622).. Attorney Grace Thompson added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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Order on Application for Admission PHV

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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RETURN of 16 APPLICATION for Admission of Nana Wilberforce Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10869607). to attorney for correction regarding courts. (nmb)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

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ORDER granting 15 20 22 23 Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/6/21. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(bnw)

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 26 APPLICATION for Admission of Theresa J. Lee Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10875743).. Attorney Theresa J. Lee added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

PACER

Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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ORDER granting 26 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/7/21. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(bnw)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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Order on Application for Admission PHV

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bryan P. Tyson on behalf of Brian Kemp, Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca Sullivan, David Worley (Tyson, Bryan) (Entered: 04/07/2021)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bryan Francis Jacoutot on behalf of Brian Kemp, Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca Sullivan, David Worley (Jacoutot, Bryan) (Entered: 04/07/2021)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Loree Anne Paradise on behalf of Brian Kemp, Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca Sullivan, David Worley (Paradise, Loree Anne) (Entered: 04/07/2021)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,, by Brian Kemp, Anh Le, Matthew Mashburn, Brad Raffensperger, Rebecca Sullivan, David Worley. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Tyson, Bryan) (Entered: 04/07/2021)

April 7, 2021

April 7, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 27 APPLICATION for Admission of Sophia Lin Lakin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10875790).. Attorney Sophia Lin Lakin added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 30 APPLICATION for Admission of Dale E. Ho Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10881011). Attorney Dale E. Ho added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (cdg)

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 30 APPLICATION for Admission of Dale E. Ho Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10881011).. Attorney Dale E. Ho added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Latino Community Fund of Georgia, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women Watch Afrika (nmb)

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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MOTION to Withdraw Rahul Garabadu as Attorneyby Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Text of Proposed Order)(Garabadu, Rahul) (Entered: 04/09/2021)

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Answer

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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MOTION to Rename Local Counsel by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex.A - Amended PHV Applications, # 2 Exhibit Text of Proposed Order)(Garabadu, Rahul) (Entered: 04/09/2021)

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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ORDER:For good cause shown, the Court GRANTS the parties' 34 Consent Motion to Extend the Time for State Defendants to Respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint. The State Defendants' response to Plaintiffs' Complaint is due by May 10, 2021. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/9/21. (bnw)

April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by William H. Noland on behalf of Bibb County Board of Elections, Bibb County Board of Registrars, Henry Ficklin, Mike Kaplan, Cassandra Powell, Veronica Seals, Herbert Spangler, Jeanetta R. Watson, Rinda Wilson (Noland, William) (Entered: 04/12/2021)

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

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MOTION to Intervene with Brief In Support by Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee, Georgia Republican Party, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion to Intervene, # 2 Proposed Answer)(Carver, William) (Entered: 04/12/2021)

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April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

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Notice for Leave of Absence for the following date(s): 5/24/21, 5/25/21, 5/26/21, 5/27/21, 5/28/21, 7/22/21, 7/23/21, 9/27/21, 9/28/21, 9/29/21, 9/30/21, 10/1/21, by Bryan P. Tyson. (Tyson, Bryan) (Entered: 04/13/2021)

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

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Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

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ORDER granting 35 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. HEREBY ORDERED that: (1) Attorneys Nancy G. Abudu and Pichaya Poy Winichakul (collectively, SPLC), as well as Attorneys Adam S. Sieff, David M. Gossett, Courtney T. DeThomas, Kate Kennedy, Matthew Jedreski, and Grace Thompson (collectively, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP) are no longer counsel for the Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (2) Attorneys Sean J. Young and Rahul Garabadu (collectively, ACLU of Georgia); Attorneys Sophia Lin Lakin, Theresa J. Lee, and Dale E. Ho (collectively, ACLU); Attorneys Leah C. Aden and John S. Cusick (collectively, LDF); and Attorneys Debo P. Adegbile, Ilya Feldsherov, George P. Varghese, Stephanie Lin, Tania Faransso, Webb Lyons, and Nana Wilberforce (collectively, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP) are no longer counsel for the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Women Watch Afrika, and the Latino Community Fund of Georgia. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/13/21. (bnw)

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Irene B. Vander Els on behalf of DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections, Anthony Lewis, Susan Motter, Dele L. Smith, Samuel E. Tillman, Baoky N. Vu (Vander Els, Irene) (Entered: 04/14/2021)

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Walter White on behalf of Fred Aiken, Jessica M. Brooks, Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, Phil Daniell, Janine Eveler, Pat Gartland, Daryl O. Wilson, Jr (White, Daniel) (Entered: 04/14/2021)

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

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Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

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ORDER granting 36 Motion to Rename Local Counsel. The Court defers to the Clerk's Office for further direction. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/15/21. (bnw)

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Tyler R. Green Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10903436).by Georgia Republican Party, Inc., National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Republican National Committee. (Carver, William) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/15/2021)

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Cameron Thomas Norris Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10903454).by Georgia Republican Party, Inc., National Republican Congressional Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Republican National Committee. (Carver, William) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/15/2021)

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bennett Davis Bryan on behalf of DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections, Anthony Lewis, Susan Motter, Dele Lowman Smith, Samuel Tillman, Baoky N. Vu (Bryan, Bennett) Modified on 4/16/2021 to edit filers (ddm). (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Debo P. Adegbile Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of George P. Varghese Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Ilya Feldsherov Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Nana Wilberforce Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Stephanie Lin Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Tania Faransso Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

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APPLICATION for Admission of Webb Lyons Pro Hac Vice.by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Garabadu, Rahul) Documents for this entry are not available for viewing outside the courthouse. (Entered: 04/16/2021)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

Approval of Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

Order on Application for Admission PHV

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 51 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Webb Lyons Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Webb Lyons added appearing on behalf of Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 to add party(cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 45 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Debo P. Adegbile Pro Hac Vice., Attorney Debo P. Adegbile added appearing on behalf of Sixth District of the African Methodist and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,Episcopal Church (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 to add party(cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 46 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of George P. Varghese Pro Hac Vice. Attorney George P. Varghese added appearing on behalf of Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 to add party (cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 47 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Ilya Feldsherov Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Ilya Feldsherov added appearing on behalf of Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 to add party(cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

DOCKETED IN ERROR * APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 27 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Sophia Lin Lakin Pro Hac Vice (Application fee $ 150, receipt number AGANDC-10875790). Attorney Stephanie Lin added appearing on behalf of Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 add docket text of error (cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 50 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Tania Faransso Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Tania Christine Faransso added appearing on behalf of Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 to add party(cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 48 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Nana Wilberforce Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Nana Wilberforce added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (cdg) Modified on 4/16/2021 to add party (cdg).

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

APPROVAL by Clerks Office re: 49 AMENDED APPLICATION for Admission of Stephanie Lin Pro Hac Vice. Attorney Stephanie Lin added appearing on behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kathleen D. Ruth, Sixth District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (cdg)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

ORDER granting 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 Applications for Admission Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge J. P. Boulee on 4/16/21. If the applicant does not have CM/ECF access in the Northern District of Georgia already, they must request access at http://pacer.gov. If they have electronically filed in this district in a previous case, please omit this step.(bnw)

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 29, 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Nine non-profit organizations primarily focused on civic engagement.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit religious organization

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations

Southern Poverty Law Center

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Georgia, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Civil Rights Act of 1957/1960, 52 U.S.C. § 10101 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1971)

Voting Rights Act, section 2, 52 U.S.C. § 10301 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 1973)

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Findings Letter/Report

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

Disability and Disability Rights:

disability, unspecified

P&A Associational Standing

Voting:

Election administration

Voter ID

Voting: General & Misc.

Voting: Physical/Effective Access