Our firm represents NY and DC in challenge to GA voting law
Reporter: A group of states and the District of Columbia are imploring a federal judge in Atlanta to hear evidence in the federal lawsuit against Georgia’s new voting law. The Department of Justice is suing Georgia and the Republican National Committee over the voting law passed after the 2020 election. They claim certain provisions are discriminatory by constricting voting methods favored by Black Georgians. The state of Georgia is asking for the case to be dismissed, saying there is nothing discriminatory in the text of the law. Local attorney Page Pate filed a brief supporting the federal government on behalf of those 21 states and D.C. He says they want to make sure the case is not dismissed before they have the chance to provide evidence of covert discriminatory intent in the law.
Page: The issue is becoming is discriminatory intent enough? Can you strike down the law even though if you read it, it doesn’t say that it’s intending to discriminate against anyone? The argument is I don’t care what the law itself says. It’s the consequences of putting this law on the books, the results that will inevitably happen as a result of this law. They know better than to write in the law itself we’re going to discriminate against a group of people. But I think the effect and the motivation here is crystal clear.
Reporter: We want to point out Page is also a legal expert for 11Alive. He says he expects a ruling on that motion very soon.
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.