Resource: DiFrancesco v. Bullock

By: Equal Justice Under Law

August 31, 2017

Equal Justice Under Law

Every year, Montana was suspending the licenses of an estimated 10,000 drivers because they were unable to pay court debts. The automatic suspensions were designed to coerce payment -- but this practice can never accomplish its intended goal. No punishment can increase the likelihood that a person will pay a debt that he or she is unable to pay.