| May 13, 2024

Guide to accessing election records in Georgia

Georgia’s Open Records Act (ORA) gives the public a broad right of access to governmental records and documents. Through access to election records, the public can protect citizens’ right to vote, safeguard free and fair elections, and promote trust in our electoral system.

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| January 3, 2024

Prospero v. Sullivan – Defending citizen’s right to petition for help

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On December 29, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ruled that the First Amendment Clinic’s retaliatory prosecution lawsuit against officers in the Camden County Sheriff’s Office may proceed to trial. The case is brought on behalf of Mrs. Emma Jane Prospero, a retired resident of Woodbine, Georgia who was prosecuted in retaliation for exercising her free speech and petition rights by calling Camden County 911 to report gunshots near her home.

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Clare R. Norins
| October 9, 2023

Norins interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting about recent petition-and-referendum initiatives

Clare R. Norins

Clare Norins, director of the University of Georgia’s First Amendment Clinic, spoke with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Orlando Montoya about recent petition-and-referendum initiatives in Georgia, including voters’ rejection of the Camden County spaceport project, which outcome was upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, and the petition effort to stop the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center (APSTC), which has been the subject of federal litigation.

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| May 13, 2024

Guide to accessing election records in Georgia

Georgia’s Open Records Act (ORA) gives the public a broad right of access to governmental records and documents. Through access to election records, the public can protect citizens’ right to vote, safeguard free and fair elections, and promote trust in our electoral system.

Keep Reading
The top of a police car with the lights on.
| January 3, 2024

Prospero v. Sullivan – Defending citizen’s right to petition for help

The top of a police car with the lights on.

On December 29, 2023, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ruled that the First Amendment Clinic’s retaliatory prosecution lawsuit against officers in the Camden County Sheriff’s Office may proceed to trial. The case is brought on behalf of Mrs. Emma Jane Prospero, a retired resident of Woodbine, Georgia who was prosecuted in retaliation for exercising her free speech and petition rights by calling Camden County 911 to report gunshots near her home.

Keep Reading
Clare R. Norins
| October 9, 2023

Norins interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting about recent petition-and-referendum initiatives

Clare R. Norins

Clare Norins, director of the University of Georgia’s First Amendment Clinic, spoke with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Orlando Montoya about recent petition-and-referendum initiatives in Georgia, including voters’ rejection of the Camden County spaceport project, which outcome was upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court, and the petition effort to stop the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center (APSTC), which has been the subject of federal litigation.

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