Maura Dolan

Journalist (California)
California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. She covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Links: @mauradolan | Link to bio | (Current as of: May 22, 2015)

A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. She is now based in San Francisco.



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With 220 languages spoken in California, courts face an interpreter shortage

Maura Dolan
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 5, 2017
Just finding enough trained interpreters has proved daunting. The state’s courts handle as many as eight million cases a year.

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A disproportionate share of blacks and Latinos lose their driver’s licenses because of unpaid tickets, study finds

Maura Dolan
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
April 11, 2016
The report, by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, examined U.S. Census Bureau data, records from the California Department of Motor Vehicles and information from 15 police and sheriff's departments in the state.

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Buried under unpaid traffic fines? California launches amnesty program

Maura Dolan
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 30, 2015
An amnesty program for Californians saddled with unpaid traffic tickets takes effect Thursday, paving the way for low-income drivers to win back their licenses.

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Courts may let people fight traffic tickets without paying fine first

Maura Dolan
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
June 8, 2015
California courts may adopt an emergency rule making it easier for people to fight traffic tickets.

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State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court

Maura Dolan, Lee Romney
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
May 21, 2015
Many California counties require paying traffic fines in full before a court hearing. California's chief justice calls for an emergency rule to prevent courts from requiring drivers to pay traffic tickets before they can go to court to contest them.



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