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Opinion: Jeff Sessions has endorsed an unconstitutional fine on the poor

January 09, 2018 | NewsLinks
It’s a tax on justice that harms poor people of all races and people of color disproportionately, entrenching poverty and undermining confidence in our justice system. Yet the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions retracted two important legal guidances last month that were intended to help courts reform abusive practices.

Opinion: California traffic fines prey on poor

January 08, 2018 | NewsLinks
California has among the highest traffic fines and fees in the country – and the steepest consequences for traffic violations are reserved for those who can’t afford the fines and fees. This results in crippling debt for the least fortunate Californians, from whom traffic courts have difficulty collecting any fees at all.

Opinion: How it became a crime to be poor in America

November 06, 2017 | NewsLinks
Right now in America, 10 million people, representing two-thirds of all current and former offenders in the country, owe governments a total of $50bn in accumulated fines, fees and other impositions.
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