TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 3, 2019
A coalition of voting rights advocates has filed a lawsuit against the state over a recently passed bill aiming criminal charges and fines at voter registration groups, the Nashville Scene reports. The group — headed up by the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the NAACP — filed the suit on behalf of a group of Tennessee organizations that engage in voter registration activity. Kristin Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee, called it "one of the most restrictive voter suppression measures that we have seen this year."