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George Barrett stands with Rita Sanders Geier at a Vanderbilt University event. Credit: Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Attorney Known For Desegregation Of Tennessee Universities Dies

August 27, 2014 at 3:12 am

Nashville civil rights attorney George Barrett has died. He was affectionately known as “Citizen Barrett” as he would take up civil justice causes. In recent years, he unsuccessfully challenged Tennessee’s law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

Civil Rights Attorney Vows to Keep Fighting Voter ID Law

Civil Rights Attorney Vows to Keep Fighting Voter ID Law

September 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

One of Nashville’s most prominent civil rights attorneys is vowing to keep up his fight against a new voter ID law. This week a state court ruled Tennessee’s requirement for photo ID is constitutional. A federal court ruled the same way in July.