Current Pending Cases – Civil

Ernest Falls et al. v. Mark Goins et al. (Voting Rights)

Style: Ernest Falls et al. v. Mark Goins et al.

TSC Docket Number: M2020-01510-SC-R11-CV

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This case concerns the restoration of voting rights of a Tennessee citizen who was convicted of a felony in Virginia and subsequently granted clemency by the Governor of Virginia. Because the voting applicant did not provide evidence that he paid outstanding court costs, restitution, and/or child support as is required by Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-29- 202, the election commission denied his application to vote. The voting applicant appealed the election commission’s decision to the circuit court. The circuit court upheld the election commission’s decision as valid. We agree with the trial court and affirm the trial court’s judgment.

Permission to Appeal Granted: June 9, 2022

Appellants’ Briefs Filed: July 11, 2022

Appellees’ Briefs Filed: August 10, 2022

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Oral Argument Date: October 5, 2022

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