“The New COVID-19 Normal,” American City & County

In an article published by American City & County on October 7, 2020, Rob Hosack provides insight on the many complicated issues local governments may face as they transition into the post COVID-19 era.

Using Cobb County as an example, Hosack identifies number of challenges that are likely facing all counties throughout the United States involving policy issues, governmental/staff operational issues and unique community issues, such as:

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“Judge Denies Petition to Remove Stonecrest Councilwoman Over Absences,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 30, 2020, discusses a judge’s ruling in favor of a Stonecrest councilwoman after a citizen-led lawsuit tried to remove her from office for missing two council meetings. The councilwoman was represented by Bryan P. Tyson and Diane F. LaRoss.

To learn more, read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article here.

Republicans Keep Top Billing on Georgia Ballots, Judge Rules, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 17, 2020, discusses the dismissal of a federal a federal judge’s ruling allowing Republican candidates, to continue to be listed ahead of Democrats on Georgia ballots. This decision was a win Bryan Jacoutot, Diane LaRoss, Loree Anne Paradise, and Bryan Tyson’s client.

To learn more, read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article here.

Surge In Absentee Ballot Applications Means Counties Must Verify Thousands of Signatures, WABE

In an article and radio segment featured on April 29, 2020 on WABE, Bryan Tyson provides insight on the ways the State of Georgia is handling the recent surge of absentee ballots ahead of the June 9 Primary election.

As of April 28, nearly 900,000 of the state’s voters requested absentee ballots. Traditionally, only 5% of Georgia voters cast ballots by mail, but that percentage is likely to rise significantly for this year’s primaries amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So how closely are counties examining how people sign their names?

“Most of the time for local officials, it’s just looking to see: does this look like the same person or not? And most election officials are not rejecting signatures if they’re close,” said Tyson.

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Members of Our Election and Campaign Law team were part of this win in federal court for our client, Gwinnett County, Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Members of Our Election and Campaign Law team were part of this win in federal court for our client, Gwinnett County, Atlanta Journal & Constitution. In the case, the judge ruled Gwinnett doesn’t have to open early-voting locations sooner.

Those who worked on the case were:

1. Bryan Tyson
2. Diane LaRoss
3. Bryan Jacoutot
4. Loree Anne Paradise

The case was filed late Thursday night and the emergency hearing was yesterday afternoon. Judge Grimberg ruled from the bench after hearing arguments and testimony.

To read the article, visit the Atlanta Journal & Constitution.