Fisher v. Hargett: Supreme Court of Tennessee - Amicus Brief


On June 4, 2020, the Davidson County Chancery Court ordered the State of Tennessee to make absentee voting available to any Tennessee voter "who applies to vote by mail in order to avoid transmission or contraction of COVID-19." The State appealed the order, and the Tennessee Supreme Court assumed jurisdiction of the case. On July 9, 2020, the Campaign Legal Center filed an Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP, Memphis Central Labor Council, Memphis A. Philip Randolph Institute, The Equity Alliance, and Free Hearts, arguing that the Court should affirm the lower court's order, and ensure that every Tennessee voter is able to safely vote by mail this Fall.