Published On: Thu, Jul 29th, 2021

Georgia Seeks Dismissal of Department of Justice Lawsuit Over Voting Law

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The state of Georgia asked a judge on July 28 to toss a case brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over a voting law passed earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp. The federal lawsuit “fails to plead a legally cognizable claim under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act,” Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, wrote in the 37-page filing in The United States v. The State of Georgia. Legal precedent holds that discriminatory results must be found to affirm a violation of the act, Carr said. “The Court will search in vain for such allegations in the complaint because DOJ cannot plausibly allege that SB 202 has any discriminatory results.” Even if discriminatory intent was actionable, the Department of Justice complaint fails to present facts showing such intent, instead relying on “innuendo and hyperbole,” according to the filing. The filing also asserts that …

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