Stinnie v. Holcomb

Virginia’s policy of suspending drivers’ licenses for unpaid fines and fees—a policy that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of such suspensions—likely does not comport with due process, says the Western District of Virginia, as it appears drivers get insufficient notice of and opportunity to challenge suspensions. Moreover, the policy is counterproductive; if people are too poor to pay, making it harder for them to get to work harms the gov’t’s fiscal interests. (Last month, the governor announced plans to cease the policy.)

Tags: 2018, Due Process, Preliminary Injunction, Western District of Virginia

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