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Court to stop suspending licenses for unpaid fines

Under pressure from civil liberties groups, Contra Costa County Superior Court announced last week a moratorium on the practice of suspending driver’s licenses over unpaid fines. In March, the ACLU of Northern California and other groups urged the California Judicial Council

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Civil liberty groups fighting license suspensions for those guilty of “being poor”

A band of civil liberties groups are demanding that California courts stop suspending drivers licenses for failure to pay traffic fines, a practice they argue overwhelmingly affects low-income drivers. A 2013 provision in the state budget offered major relief of fines due before Jan. 2013

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