State Asks for Stay in Driver's License Suspension Case

Tennessee has filed a Motion for Partial Stay Pending Appeal in the case involving driver’s license suspensions. Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey had earlier given notice that the state is appealing the federal court decision from U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger, who ruled it is unconstitutional for Tennessee to revoke someone's driver's license if they could not pay court costs. In Thursday’s motion, Purkey asked for a stay from Trauger’s ruling that the state must “submit a plan, within 60 days . . . for lifting the revocations of persons whose licenses were revoked pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-24-105(b) and providing a process for reinstatement … .”

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