Amicus Brief Filed in Virginia Driver's License Suspension Case

The Committee joined a group of 16 law professors, 18 civil rights and poverty law organizations, and the Institute for Justice to file an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the trial court’s dismissal of Stinnie v. Holcomb for jurisdictional reasons.

Stinnie v. Holcomb is a class action lawsuit challenging a Virginia statute that automatically suspends driver's licenses over unpaid court fines. The statute has trapped hundreds of thousands of low-income residents in debt and poverty by suspending their driver’s licenses for failure to pay court costs and fines.

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Amicus brief
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