CASE SUMMARY

On December 30, 2021, a coalition of Georgian voters and African-American civil rights and community organizations filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia's Secretary of State, challenging the state's enacted legislative redistricting plans as violating the federal Voting Rights Act. Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that the enacted state House and state Senate redistricting plans result in the dilution of Black Georgians' voting strength in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. They are seeking a judicial declaration that the enacted legislative plans violate the Voting Rights Act, a preliminary and permanent injunction barring the defendant from using the plans in any future elections, a court order requiring the state to adopt valid redistricting plans that comply with the VRA and, if necessary, for the court to order an interim plan for use in the 2022 elections.

CASE LIBRARY

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division - No. 1:21-cv-5337