Our firm is acting as local counsel for the District of Columbia and the State of New York in their support of the federal lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice against GA’s recent voting law. We believe this law was passed by the GOP controlled state legislature here in GA primarily to cut down on minority voting. And we believe that’s wrong.
As the AJC reported, “Georgia’s voting law curtails ballot drop boxes, imposes stricter ID requirements, shortens absentee ballot request deadlines, prohibits handing out food and water to voters in line, and gives the Republican-controlled Legislature the power to seek the replacement of county election boards.”
Recently, the State of Georgia filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was backed by several other states. Our firm was asked by the District of Columbia and the State of New York to act as local counsel to assist them in filing a brief opposing the motion to dismiss filed by Georgia’s Attorney General. Twenty other states have signed on to our motion and brief.
Page Pate is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience in criminal defense, civil litigation, and whistleblower representation. Page is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and named to the list of Super Lawyers for the past 15 consecutive years. Page is a frequent expert legal analyst for local and national media and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia Law School. Read Page’s reviews on AVVO. Follow Page on Twitter @pagepate and on Linkedin.