Sophia Lin Lakin
Deputy Director, ACLU's Voting Rights Project
Sophia Lin Lakin is the Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. Sophia has active cases protecting voting rights and combatting voter suppression across the country. She is currently litigating a number of cases to ensure that all voters are able to cast ballots safely during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, including in Georgia, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Her other cases have included: League of Women Voters of Tennessee v. Hargett (challenging a Tennessee law that imposes onerous requirements and substantial criminal and civil penalties on community based organizations that conduct voter registration drives); Common Cause v. Lawson (challenging an unlawful purge program in Indiana); Texas v. Crystal Mason (representing Ms. Mason in her appeal of her conviction and 5-year sentence for allegedly improperly casting a provisional ballot); and Fish v. Kobach (challenging documentation requirements for voter registration in Kansas); League of Women Voters of NC v. North Carolina (challenging cutbacks to early voting and the elimination of same-day registration in North Carolina).
- VERIFY: Yes, it’s legal to be registered to vote in multiple states. Here’s one way officials track moves on 13 News Now
- All the lawsuits the Trump campaign has filed to challenge the results of the election in Quartz
- The Day After Election Day: Analysis, Returns, Potential Legal Challenges and More in WNYC
- Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election in the Associated Press
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