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Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of state-issued driver’s license requirement

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The Georgia Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision upholding a current provision of state law requiring an in-state driver’s license to be on the roads, ruling against Mexican national Fernando Castillo-Solis’s argument.

The Associated Press’s report of the verdict notes that current law states that “anyone living in the state longer than 30 days must have a state-issued license, and anyone who violates that law can be punished unless they show up in court with a valid Georgia license.”

Justice David Nahmias stated that the argument was rooted in an “incorrect interpretation” of the statute, and “that Castillo-Solis failed to show that it is pre-empted by federal law.”

-Brandon Howell