Anticipated Trial Date Announced for March 23, 2020
ATLANTA — Today, a four month discovery period in the groundbreaking case Fair Fight Action et al v. Raffensperger et al began. During this period, Fair Fight Action will be able to collect evidence of the tactics and motivations behind voter suppression in Georgia, conduct depositions, and request admission of evidence.
Judge Steve C. Jones issued an order announcing the following calendar:
Discovery begins on July 15, 2019. The parties are assigned to a four month fact discovery track, which shall be followed by a 30-day expert discovery track. The following schedule governs discovery:
Submission of the parties’ joint proposed protective order: July 15, 2019
Plaintiffs shall serve their Rule 26(a)(2) expert disclosures: July 16, 2019
Defendants shall serve their Rule 26(a)(2) expert disclosures: August 16, 2019
Close of Fact Discovery: November 15, 2019
Expert discovery begins: November 15, 2019
Expert discovery ends: December 16, 2019
Dispositive Motions: January 15, 2020
Responses to Dispositive Motions: February 5, 2020
Replies to Dispositive Motions: February 19, 2020
Proposed pretrial order due: March 4, 2020
All motions in limine and Daubert motions shall be filed by March 4, 2020.
Responses shall be filed: March 11, 2020
Replies shall be filed: March 16, 2020
Tentative/anticipated pretrial conference date: March 18, 2020
Tentative/anticipated trial date: March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020 — the anticipated trial date — is the day before Georgia’s presidential primary.
The order from Judge Steve C. Jones can be found here