One other civil rights group recordsdata lawsuit over new Georgia voting law – WSB-TV Channel 2

A fourth civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against Georgia’s controversial new electoral law.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the law would deprive Asian American voters of their rights by restricting access to postal votes.

The other lawsuit was filed last week by three groups asking a federal judge to overturn the law.

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According to the law, photo ID is required in order to be able to vote by post while absent. Governor Brian Kemp has repeatedly defended the bill he signed.

“SB 202 extends access to votes and secures ballot papers around the clock,” said Kemp.

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“I think there are parts of this law that are very prone to challenge,” said Eric Segall.

Segall is a professor of constitutional law at Georgia State University. He explained what could happen if the 11th District Court on appeal breaks down Parks of the law.

“Then it is likely that the Supreme Court will take the case, and then, as we all know, the Supreme Court will be extremely hostile to any lawsuits that challenge new voting procedures,” Segall said.

Segall said the lower courts are more likely to remove parts of the law and comply with most of it.


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