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

Court Level
District Court

On May 9, 2019, CLC, along with its co-counsel in League of Women Voters of Tennessee v. Hargett, filed suit 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. Together with co-counsel, CLC represents the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, the American Muslim Advisory Council, Rock the Vote, and Spread the Vote in challenging the new law, which plainly violates the First Amendment speech and associational rights of the Plaintiffs by chilling their voter registration activity.