• Smith v. Long County Board of Elections and Registration et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-09-15
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S21A0591

    Trial Court Properly Considered Alleged Cumulative Voting Errors In Determining New Election Not Necessary

  • Bell v. Raffensperger

    Publication Date: 2021-05-24
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew W. Bell, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Russell David Willard, Christopher M. Carr, Miles Christian Skedsvold, Bryan Keith Webb, Charlene Swartz McGowan, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0306

    Secretary of State Could Not Be Compelled to Place Name on Ballot After Election Had Already Taken Place

  • Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission v. New Georgia Project Action Fund et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-22
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, Bryan Webb, Russell Willard, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Christian Fuller, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bryan Sells, (Law Office of Bryan L. Sells LLC), Atlanta, Marc Elias, Aria Branch, Courtney Elgart, (Perkins Coie LLP), Washington, Joyce Lewis, Adam Sparks, (Krevolin & Horst LLC), Atlanta, Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1818

    Court reverses and remands a matter to the superior court for entry of an order enforcing a subpoena for documents and information from a campaign committee

  • Harris et al. v. City of South Fulton et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Brackett, Robert Ashe, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Winston Denmark, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Jonesboro, David Lowman, Cheryl Ringer, Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Eugene Smith, Michael Huening, (Office of the Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, Emilia Walker, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Atlanta, , for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1990

    Neighborhood in Previously Unincorporated Area In Fulton County Is Now Part of City of South Fulton

  • Rhoden et al. v. Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-20
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Felts Ellison, (Ellison Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Monroe Mitchell, (Carothers & Mitchell, LLC), Buford, David Warren Griffeth, (Law Offices of David W. Griffeth), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0030

    Votes Cast on Paper Ballots for a Candidate Who Died Three Days Before Election Day Are Void

  • Kemp et al. v. Gonzalez et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-13
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Elizabeth T. Young, Russell David Willard, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Miles Christian Skedsvold, Bryan Keith Webb, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bruce Perrin Brown, (Bruce P. Brown Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21Q0068

    OCGA §45-5-3.2, Which Authorizes a D.A. to Serve Beyond Remainder of Prior D.A.'s Unexpired Term Without an Election, Conflicts With the Georgia Constitution and May Not Be Enforced

  • Parham v. Stewart

    Publication Date: 2020-04-07
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Ryd Bush Long, (John R. B. Long, P.C.), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Edward Jerome Tarver, (Enoch Tarver P.C.), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1498

    Appellant Challenging Results of Mayoral Special Election Failed to Show That Enough Illegal Votes Had Been Cast to Change to Place in Doubt the Election's Result

  • Martin et al. v. Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-20
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bruce Perrin Brown, (Bruce P. Brown Law LLC), Atlanta, Russell Todd Abney, Blake Todd Tanase, (Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough), Sandy Springs, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Barrett Belinfante, Vincent Robert Russo, Jr., Carey Allen Miller, Alexander Fraser Denton, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, Annette M. Cowart, Russell David Willard, Christopher M. Carr, Andrew Alan Pinson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, Kaye Woodard Burwell, Cheryl Melissa Ann Ringer, David Robert Lowman, (Office of the Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, Richard A. Carothers, Brian Richard Dempsey, (Carothers & Mitchell, LLC), Buford, Bryan Paul Tyson, Frank B. Strickland, Bryan Francis Jacoutot, Bryan Paul Tyson, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Edward H. Lindsey, Jr., (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0769

    Parties Challenging 2018 Election Failed to Provide Sufficient Evidence to Support Their Claim That Defects in Electronic Voting Machines Cast Doubt on Election Results

  • Delay et al. v. Sutton, Commissioner

    Publication Date: 2018-09-18
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Election and Political Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Rene Fox, James Darren Summerville, Kurt Gregory Kastorf, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dwight L. Thomas, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0765

    Bill authorizing private entities to appoint public officials violates the state constitution.

  • Johnson v. Dekalb County, Georgia

    Publication Date: 2018-04-10
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel Woodhouse (The Woodhouse Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Cristina Correia (State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta; Phillp Friduss, Ernest Satterfield (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta; Robert Ware (Office of the County Attorney), Atlanta; Nathan Gaffney (Fried Rogers Goldberg), Atlanta; Russell Britt (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1607

    County Tax Official Who Successfully Challenged Special Election Was Entitled to Attorney Fees

  • Williams v. Heard

    Publication Date: 2017-10-09
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Judges
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Henry E. Williams (McCall Williams, LLC), Albany, for appellant
    for defendant: Lawton Chad Heard, Jr. (Tyson Heard, LLC), Camilla, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1004

    Candidate's challenge to the results of a primary election for a seat on a county board of education was moot because the general election had already taken place and she took no action to ensure that her challenge to the primary election results was considered in a timely manner.