July 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday blocked an Arizona policy barring certain immigrants from obtaining a driver's license. The decision reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Arizona, which had denied plaintiffs a preliminary injunction. The appeals ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Supreme Court of Ohio on Wednesday distributed a warning to all of the state's judges to end the policy of imprisoning people who are unable to pay court fines, a practice deemed unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court more than 30 years ago. The bench card, which is the first of its kind in ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Noeli Serna, Chicago-Kent College of Law Class of 2016, discusses the city of Chicago's new driver's license policy and the extent to which states can implement their own immigration laws in accordance with federal immigration laws...The influence and power of local and ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Josh Guckert
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday allowing immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses in California. The physical licenses will carry a distinction stating the license may be used for driving but not as federal identification. Brown predicted ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Arizona's Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the existing ban on driver's licenses for immigrants participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be extended to anyone whose deportation has been deferred. According to the American Civil Liberties Union ( ...[read more]
September 13, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The California State Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that will allow some undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain driver's licenses. The bill, which the California Senate passed hours earlier, directs California's Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's ...[read more]
July 28, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill on Saturday making Illinois the eighteenth state to allow online voter registration. The bill, which is set to take effect in July of next year, will allow anyone with a valid driver's license or state identification card to register to vote online. It is ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The Maryland Senate on Monday voted 29-18 to approve a bill that would substantially expand the availability of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants residing in the state. To be eligible to receive a driver's license, the applicant must provide proof of having filed Maryland state income ...[read more]
February 16, 2013
by Max Slater
The Virginia Senate approved two bills on Friday that restrict the acceptable forms of identification that voters can present at the polls. SB 1256 requires that voters present a photo ID that lists their address, such as a driver's license, passport or workplace photo ID. HB 1337 removes utility ...[read more]
October 1, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill that will allow some illegal immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain state drivers licenses. Specifically, the legislation will amend the state's driver's license regulations to make hundreds of thousands of young illegal ...[read more]

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