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Case Name Thomas v. Haslam CJ-TN-0008
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-00005 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Attorney Organization Civil Rights Corps
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
General
Drivers Licenses
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Poverty/homelessness
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Plaintiff Description All persons whose Tennessee driver’s licenses have been or will be revoked pursuant to the Statute [Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-24-105(b)] and who, at the time of the revocation, cannot or could not pay Court Debt due to their financial circumstances.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Civil Rights Corps
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Source of Relief Litigation
Filed 01/04/2017
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing CJ-TN-0010 : Robinson v. Purkey (M.D. Tenn.)
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  Tennessee: State-wide Driver's License Suspensions
http://www.civilrightscorps.org/
Date: Oct. 16, 2018
By: Civil Rights Corps
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Docket(s)
3:17-cv-00005 (M.D. Tenn.)
CJ-TN-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/22/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
CJ-TN-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/04/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Signed by Judge Trauger [ECF# 93] (303 F.Supp.3d 585) (M.D. Tenn.)
CJ-TN-0008-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/26/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum [ECF# 113] (329 F.Supp.3d 475) (M.D. Tenn.)
CJ-TN-0008-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/02/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
On Appeal from the United States District of Tennessee [Ct. of App. ECF# 47-1] (776 Fed.Appx. 910)
CJ-TN-0008-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/12/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 138] (M.D. Tenn.)
CJ-TN-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/30/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Donald, Bernice Bouie (W.D. Tenn., Sixth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Rogers, John M. (Sixth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Thapar, Amul Roger (E.D. Ky., Sixth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Cole, Jonathan Jacob (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Dharia, Premal T. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Gerstein, Charles L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Krugman, Edward P. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Lau, Theresa (New York) show/hide docs
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