Case Summary (Originally Dwight v. Kemp)
Plaintiffs, four African-American voters, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia claiming that Georgia’s 2011 congressional map violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”). Plaintiffs alleged that due to growth among African-American, and other minority populations leading up to the 2010 census, the Georgia legislature cracked these ”politically cohesive” communities to dilute their voting strength.
Plaintiffs requested a permanent injunction to enjoin Georgia from using the congressional map in future elections. Further, plaintiffs are seeking an order to compel the state to adopt a new map with an additional majority-minority district. The case was dismissed on April 14, 2020.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia - 1:18-cv-02869
- Complaint - 6/13/18
- Motion to Dismiss - 7/5/18
- Exhibit - 7/5/18
- Amended Complaint - 7/13/18
- Order Denying Motion to Dismiss - 8/9/18
- Raffensperger's Response to Motion for Partial Summary Judgment - 5/29/19
- Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment - 5/29/19
- Raffensperger's Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment - 6/20/19
- Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment - 6/20/19
- Order - 3/25/20
- Stipulation of Dismissal - 4/13/20