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Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Eliminate Excessive Court Fines and Fees

Jerry Nadler

Across the country, courts often impose excessive fines and fees without considering an individual’s ability to pay – disproportionately impacting low-income communities and communities of color. This week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) reintroduced the State Justice Improvement Act, legislation that will make …

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