Blog Posts Tagged with appeal

New law gives courts greater power to overturn Secretary of State’s denial of a restricted license

by: Jason Osbourn

June 6, 2016 at 11:49 AM EDT

Those whose license is revoked may request a hearing with the secretary of state (SOS) and request that their license be reinstated. Reinstatement of a license under these circumstances is highly discretionary. While a denial may be appealed to the circuit court, the court will only overturn SOS’s decision only for the most grievous mistake of fact or law or blatant abuse of discretion. As a result, a denial by SOS is almost never overturned by the circuit court.

Earlier this month, however, the...