WATCH: Garland publicizes civil rights case towards Georgia as a part of voting rights sweep

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a civil rights trial against Georgia over the state’s recent voting laws during a news conference on Friday.

Watch the press conference stream live on the video player above at 11 a.m. ET.

Georgia isn’t the only state to have passed more restrictive laws since the 2020 presidential election. By mid-May, 22 restrictive laws had been enacted in at least 14 states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, which researches polls and supports expanded access.

This story will be updated as the news develops.

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