Judge: State Must Stop Revoking Drivers Licenses from People Who Can’t Pay Court Fees

U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ruled yesterday that it’s unconstitutional for the state of Tennessee to revoke drivers licenses from people who can’t pay court costs, The Tennessean reports. Between July 1, 2012, and June 1, 2016, the state revoked 146,211 licenses for failure to pay fines, costs or other fees, and less than 11,000 of those individuals have their licenses reinstated. Two men sued over the practice in January 2017 in a lawsuit that was later granted class-action status.
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