- October 28, 2015

Lawsuit Claims Austin Courts Discriminate Against Low-Income Citizens


KVUE — The City of Austin is facing another lawsuit, this one claiming the municipal courts discriminate against the poor in it’s debt collection practices for misdemeanor offenses.

Valerie Gonzales takes care of five children and lives well below the poverty line. Over nine¬†years, she’s been ticketed for speeding, failure to register her vehicle and renewing her license; the latter are offenses her attorney says result from her living in poverty.