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Hawaii License Suit Not Inclined To Be Dismissed By Judge

A federal judge is not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English skills by making it difficult for them to obtain a driver’s license. U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway said in court documents …

Hawaii Driver’s License Lawsuit Gains Fed Support

The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English because of challenges they face in obtaining a driver’s license. The Justice Department on Thursday filed court documents saying the allegations are …

Hawaiian Language Driver’s License Test Soon Available

Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, Hawaii residents won’t be able to take driver’s license exams in the language until next month. The state Department of Transportation is preparing to make Hawaiian an exam …

D.C. Mayor Signs Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

Starting next year, people living in the nation’s capital who don’t have legal permission to reside in the United States will be able to get driver’s licenses. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill on Monday that would allow the …

Louisiana High Court Strikes Down Immigrant Driver Law

The Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down a state law that made it a crime for people who aren’t U.S. citizens to drive here without carrying proof of their immigration status. The divided court ruled that the state law is …

California Immigrants May Flag Status to Get Driver’s License

To get the driver’s licenses they’ve long sought, immigrants living in California illegally will have to do something many have long resisted: publicly identify themselves. The driver’s license bill that the Legislature passed on its final day requires a distinction …

Minnesota Man Loses License for Slow Driving

The Minnesota Court of Appeals won’t return the driver’s license of a man who lost it for driving too slowly on state highways. Fifty-nine-year-old Gary Constans says he doesn’t understand why authorities have a problem with his driving. He says …

Man Fights To Take License Test In Hawaiian

A Hawaii man has waged a court battle centered on his right to speak Hawaiian, saying his inability to take a driver’s license exam in the language represents discrimination that violates the state constitution. Daniel Anthony was cited in January …

Colorado Man Who Faked Driving Tests Gets Prison Sentence

A federal judge has sentenced a man to 30 months in prison for falsifying driving tests to get driver’s licenses for unqualified applicants. Sikiru Fadeyi pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud. He told the judge he falsely certified that applicants for a …

Minnesota Driver’s License Privacy Breaches Could Cost Millions

Liability claims for improper uses of Minnesota’s driver’s license database could reach several million dollars. Many cities, counties and state agencies involved in recent privacy breaches are backstopped by insurance and rainy-day funds that would soften the blow of potential …