League of Women Voters of Tennessee v. Tre Hargett: Amended Complaint

Court Level
District Court

On June 21, 2019, CLC, along with its co-counsel in League of Women Voters of Tennessee v. Hargett, filed an amended complaint against Tennessee challenging the state’s new voter registration law, known as House Bill 1079-Senate Bill 971. The law imposes some of the most stringent regulations on community organized voter registration activity in the county, accompanied by steep civil fines and criminal penalties any violation, no matter how small. Along with co-counsel, CLC represents the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, American Muslim Advisory Council, Memphis Central Labor Council, Rock the Vote, and HeadCount in challenging the new law, which plainly violates the Plaintiffs' constitutional rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments by burdening their voter registration activity.