Brooks v. Kemp
Eleven Democratic voters filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia claiming that the 2015 state house plan violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs claim that Republicans in the General Assembly redesigned two state legislative districts – House Districts 105 and 111— during a mid-decade redistricting to decrease the influence of African-American voting strength. The group also contends that Republicans improperly failed to draw a legislative district in the Atlanta area that could have elected an African-American candidate.
The plaintiffs have asked the court to invalidate the districts and mandate the creation of at least one majority-minority district in the metro-Atlanta area.
On October 6, the defendant, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, filed a motion to consolidate the case with Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia on the grounds that both cases challenge the same legislation and assert claims that are premised on the same or closely related legal theories.
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