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Boddie v. Connecticut
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Appellants, welfare recipients residing in Connecticut, brought suit challenging requirements for payment of court fees and costs for service of process that restrict their access to the courts when bringing an action for divorce. The average cost for divorce was $60, with $45 to court costs and $15 for service of process by sheriff. There was no dispute as to the inability of the appellants to pay the fees. A three judge court found the statute constitutional.
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