Bartlit Beck Files Voter Discrimination Lawsuit in Georgia
Today, a Bartlit Beck team of Nico Martinez and Wesley A. Morrissette filed a lawsuit on behalf of a group of Georgia voters challenging the at-large method of electing members to Georgia’s Public Service Commission, the entity that regulates telecommunications, electric, and natural gas services in the state. The lawsuit, brought under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, seeks to establish a new process that gives Black voters in Georgia the opportunity to elect their fair share of commissioners. Bartlit Beck, working alongside Atlanta-based attorney Bryan Sells, represents James Woodall of the Georgia NAACP, Richard Rose of the Atlanta NAACP, Wanda Mosley of Black Voters Matter, and Brionté McCorkle of Georgia Conservation Voters, all of whom are plaintiffs in their individual capacities. For additional information, view the complaint here and coverage in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.