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 V. Legal Updates

Georgia: The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against Fulton County arguing that the county violated state requirements when the county voted to move several polling places out of predominantly black neighborhoods.

Kansas: According to Courthouse News Service, The Kansas Supreme Court’s disciplinary office has launched aa probe on claims of misconduct by Secretary of State Kris Kobach in voting rights cases.

Mississippi: Special Judge Barry W. Ford has denied a motion to dismiss a legal challenge to the May Democratic mayoral primary runoff in Starkville. The ruling allows the challenge to proceed, but according to The Dispatch, a timetable for resolution is not clear.

North Carolina: The State Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it will take up Gov. Roy Cooper’s lawsuit against the state Legislature over a new law dictating how county boards of elections are selected. The decision by the State Supreme Court bypasses an intermediate appeals court.

Texas: According to court filings, minority groups have asked the court to scrap the state’s voter ID law and place the state under the court’s supervision for at least a decade.