TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 22, 2017
A group of advocates has filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Nashville challenging Tennessee’s suspension of more than 250,000 driver’s licenses, many of which were due to the licensee being too poor to pay traffic tickets, the Tennessee Ledger reports. Attorneys from the Civil Rights Corps., the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Baker Donelson of Memphis and Just City of Memphis filed the suit, claiming that the suspensions were made without “basic constitutional protections” and prevent thousands of people from being able to access their jobs, health care, child care and more.