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National Panel Advises Judges On People Who Can't Pay Court Fees

February 03, 2017 | NewsLinks
When NPR in 2014 ran a series about how people around the country end up in debtors' prisons when they don't have the money to pay court fines and fees — even on minor infractions like traffic tickets — one cause of the problem, the stories noted, was confusion among state judges.

Driver's license penalty harms the poor

January 28, 2017 | NewsLinks
When Aaron Cutchon was laid off from his job at an auto body shop, he could no longer afford to pay for two traffic tickets he got for driving in a carpool lane.

Editorial: License suspension program for minor violations is unfair

January 16, 2017 | NewsLinks
Buried deep within the pages of Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget plan is a proposal that could have a big impact on the lives of California’s many low-income motorists. The governor wants to eliminate the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for motorists who fail to pay traffic tickets and related court fees.
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