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Steven Grimberg testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM Judge Steven Grimberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming Georgia’s system for electing members of the state Public Service Commission dilutes minority voting strength in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act. 

The ruling came on the same day that Georgia voters narrowly reelected longtime PSC member Lauren “Bubba” McDonald to another term on the all-Republican, all-white board over a Black Democratic challenger—a contest that was overlooked amid the two nationally watched runoff elections for the U.S. Senate. 

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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