Supreme Court To Hear Timbs v. Indiana, Groundbreaking Case Challenging Constitutionality Of Justice System Fines

Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post •

The Supreme Court of the United States of America this week will hear Timbs v. Indiana, a case concerning the constitutionality of excessive fines and fees by local and state governments.

Juvenile Law Center led an amicus effort to educate the Court on how exorbitant fines and fees in the juvenile justice system affect youth and their families. Forty other youth advocacy organizations joined the Center’s amicus effort.

About the Expert

Jessica Feierman oversees Juvenile Law Center’s projects and programs. Feierman currently leads a national effort to end fines and fees in the juvenile justice system and is engaged in litigation aimed at eliminating solitary confinement and other abusive practices in juvenile facilities.

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