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CASE ENTRY

Fowler v. Benson

Michigan automatically suspends driver’s licenses for unpaid court debt. A district court suspended this program because it did not include an ability-to-pay hearing before the license was yanked. Sixth Circuit: The state suspends licenses regardless of indigency, so no need for a hearing to establish that someone is poor. Dissent (with an exclamation point!): How does this policy make it more likely the state will recover the money it seeks?


Tags: 2019, Debt Collection, Fourteenth Amendment, Sixth Circuit

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