Georgia’s Voting Maps Are Struck Down

October 26, 2023

ATLANTA, GA – A federal judge in Atlanta decided that Republicans in Georgia violated a major civil rights law by creating voting districts that weakened the influence of Black voters. Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia demanded that the state legislature move quickly to draw up congressional and General Assembly districts that provide an equitable level of representation for Black residents, who make up more than a third of the state’s population before the 2024 elections.

The Impact Trial team worked with the plaintiffs alongside the attorneys from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. We are so proud of our team members Tony Barko, Nova Hayes, and Nancy Ramos for contributing to this landmark decision!

The cases that led to this ruling are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, case number 1:21-cv-5337, Coakley Pendergrass et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, case number 1:21-cv-5339, Annie Louis Grant et al. v. Brad Raffensperger, case number 1:21-cv-122, and Georgia State Conference of the NAACP et al. v. State of Georgia, case number 1:21-cv-5338, all in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.