What Michigan can learn from California's effort to expunge marijuana convictions  Michigan RadioThere are roughly 50000 people in Michigan who have been convicted of cannabis-related crimes. Now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana,

RICE STATEMENT ON ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND EXPUNGEMENT BILLS: CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION  InsiderNJRICE STATEMENT ON ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND EXPUNGEMENT BILLS. CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION. Trenton – Senator ...

Pilot project helps Street Roots vendors expunge their records  Street Roots NewsStreet Roots, the Metropolitan Public Defender and the Portland Housing Bureau recently collaborated on “Expungement Palooza," a pilot project aimed at ...

Illinois expungement proposal for pot convictions one of nation's broadest  Herald & ReviewSPRINGFIELD — Illinois would enact one of the nation's most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General ...

Ben & Jerrys push Congress to expunge prior marijuana convictions  Fox NewsThe famous Vermont ice cream company, Ben & Jerry's has created a petition calling on Congress to expunge prior marijuana convictions and provide pardons ...

Legal weed: Kim Foxx to start expunging thousands of pot convictions  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she is still on track to begin wiping clean thousands of minor cannabis convictions in the coming months, but ...

India: Private sector bank ‘blocks account for cryptocurrency use’; threatens to expunge credit facility  AMBCrypto NewsThe Indian judiciary and banking elite have made clear their opinion on the use of cryptocurrencies in the past few years. After the central bank came down hard ...

A welcome move to ease the burden of a criminal record  Raleigh News & ObserverNC lawmakers move to let more people clear their criminal record.

NJ voters likely to decide fate of recreational marijuana in 2020  NJTV NewsLegislators are backing off plans to legalize recreational marijuana.

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Legalize Marijuana Nationwide, Expunge Criminal Records of Those Jailed for Pot Offenses  NewsweekThough marijuana has been legalized — at least for medical use — in more than half the country, it remains outlawed by the federal government, which still ...

Code for America Continues Efforts to Expunge California Cannabis Convictions  CheddarBy Brian Henry. The Sacramento County District Attorney dismissed or reduce over 5,300 cannabis convictions this month thanks to an algorithm created by ...

Pot ‘legalization 2.0’: Social equity becomes a key question  Washington PostNEW YORK — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately ...

Legalize pot? New Jersey will let voters decide  Allentown Morning CallA measure to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey fizzled out Wednesday when the state Senate president said he would instead look to voters next ...

Expungement clinic to be held Saturday in Heidelberg  WDAMHEIDELBERG, Miss. (WDAM) - A free expungement clinic will be held Saturday in Heidelberg. The event will take place at the Multipurpose Building at 114 W.

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize recreational marijuana and expunge some convictions  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserCHICAGO >> Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said today he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state ...

Memphis fair to help expunge records, restore driving privileges to nonviolent convicted felons  FOX13 MemphisMore than 1500 people will possibly get a new beginning this weekend after getting their records expunged and driving privileges restored.

Surprise N.J. weed bill would decriminalize up to 2 ounces, see widespread expungements. Here's the plan.  lehighvalleylive.comCommittees in both the state Senate and Assembly will be hearing expungement bills next week. We obtained a copy and found that it would also decriminalize ...

Expungement clinic gives hundreds a clean slate  Winston-Salem ChronicleLast week several elected officials, local judges, attorneys and law students came together to help residents of Forsyth County receive a clean slate during a free ...

If Illinois legalizes marijuana, should those previously convicted have records expunged?  Belleville News-DemocratDemocrats in the Illinois want records expunged for those convicted of possessing weed. States attorneys say the move is illegal and that only Governor JB ...

Democrats call expungement ‘critical’ to marijuana legalization  The Edwardsville IntelligencerSPRINGFIELD — Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois might be unconstitutional. That is the warning one ...

Democrats call expungement provision 'critical' to marijuana legalization  Morris Daily HeraldSPRINGFIELD — Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois might be unconstitutional. That is the warning one ...

Missouri lawmakers vote to expand expungement for crimes  Joplin GlobeJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill expanding the list of crimes that could be expunged from a person's record has won final approval in the Missouri ...

New Bill Would Decriminalize Some Marijuana in NC, Expunge Some Prior Convictions  Spectrum NewsCould North Carolina be the next state to legalize pot?

How people in Long Beach with non-violent offenses can clear warrants and expunge records  Long Beach Press TelegramLong Beach will help people with outstanding warrants or old convictions get a clean slate on Saturday afternoon, April 27. In an effort to help folks clear up ...

Some states are expunging marijuana-related convictions. Why isn't Michigan?  Michigan RadioNow that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, what happens to the around 50,0000 people who've previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes ...

Legislators Consider Bill to Expunge Some Criminal Records  NBC ConnecticutThere is a growing battle in the General Assembly over a proposal that would allow the criminal records for some felons be expunged.

NY Senate Leader Backs Expunging Criminal Records in Marijuana Legalization | New York Law Journal  Law.comThe leader of the New York State Senate said Wednesday that she would prefer low-level marijuana-related criminal records to be expunged, rather than sealed ...

The Latest: Murphy says he’s open to medical pot expansion  Washington PostNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he's open to new legislation on medical marijuana expansion and criminal records expungement after legal recreational ...

Judges Reject Effort To Expunge Thousands Of Cannabis Convictions In Baltimore  Weed NewsA pair of judges have struck down an attempt by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to expunge the records of 4800 citizens previously convicted of ...

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & ObserverNorth Carolina leaders are considering legislation that would substantially expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their criminal record, and ...

State Assembly to vote on expungement proposal – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalA proposal expanding the state's expungement process is scheduled for a vote Wednesday on the floor of the state Assembly.

Armaline and Ramirez: Santa Clara County needs to expunge cannabis offenses  San José SpotlightMost people are now well aware that the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) — or Proposition 64 — legalized recreational cannabis in 2016.

Illinois lawmakers discussing new plan to expunge marijuana convictions  MyStateline.comAnticipation is building in Springfield where new details on the plan to legalize marijuana could emerge as soon as Wednesday. A report in the Chicago ...

Washington Gov. Signs Expungement Bill Into Law  GanjapreneurWashington's governor signed the state's misdemeanor cannabis vacancies bill. Under the new law, some 69,000 qualifying individuals will be able to have ...

Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Legislators attempt to support employment of past offenders through expungement law reform  The Daily CardinalLegislators across the state are attempting to mitigate unemployment issues held by formerly incarcerated people by supporting expungement reform.

Republican Senator Breaks With Pritzker Over Expungement In Cannabis Deal  1340 WJOLA central Illinois Republican lawmaker is breaking with Governor Pritzker, saying a portion of the cannabis legalization plan could be a dealbreaker.

Harralson Law Evaluates Newly Eligible Expungement Cases  Yahoo FinanceRecent changes in Kentucky state legislature has expanded eligibility for persons seeking expungements. John H. Harralson III, an experienced criminal ...

Expungement clinic scheduled in Lexington to help job seekers with prior arrests  WKYTOrganizers are hoping to help those with prior arrests get jobs during an expungement clinic.

Goodwill, partners offer expungement clinic; Upcoming changes in law will make it easier for some  Glasgow Daily TimesGLASGOW – Changes approved in the 2019 General Assembly will make it possible for some who aren't eligible now to get their criminal records expunged.

Living in public housing with an undocumented immigrant? Your family could be displaced  Merced Sun-StarFamilies in the Central Valley and Merced are “very likely” to be affected by a new proposal to force undocumented family members to move out of public ...

Stateside: FCA plant tax incentive; connecting through roots music; expunging pot convictions  Michigan RadioToday on Stateside , as Detroit tries to land a big new Fiat Chrysler assembly plant by offering tax incentives, some in the city are skeptical after past.

Prosecutor's office won't fight South Bend council candidate's expungement request  South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office does not object to city common council candidate Joseph Luten II's petition asking a judge to ...

Law school to host Expungement Day event - University News |  University NewsMore than 200 people are expected to attend Expungement receiving free access to their criminal records and reviewing what convictions qualify for removal ...

Got a juvenile criminal record? Head to an expungement clinic  Daily HeraldThe last thing Jane expected to worry about before graduating from medical school was her juvenile criminal record.

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions  NORML BlogHouse and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Goodwill hosts expungement clinic in Lexington  WKYTGoodwill and several organizations are working together to help people in Lexington clean their records and give them a second chance.

Pardon and expungement assistance program accepting applicants  delawarebusinessnow.comAPEX is accepting applicants. APEX, which stands for Advancement through Pardons and Expungements is a state program housed in the Delaware ...

I-Team: American Civil Liberties Union addresses faulty Alabama expungement law  WAAYThe state expungement law is now getting the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union. Demorris Lauderdale cannot get his Huntsville capital murder ...

Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church hosts expungement clinic  WMCMEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Lines reached from the doors of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church to the street at Saturday's expungement clinic. The event helped ...

Washington Expungement Law to Allow More Marijuana Charges to be Cleared  Weedmaps NewsDemocratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill May 13, 2019, aimed at erasing old misdemeanor marijuana convictions, seven years after voters in the ...

The Future of Marijuana Expungements is Automation  ReasonExperiments in California show that the government can quickly and efficiently expunge thousands of marijuana convictions. There's no reason it shouldn't.

Bipartisan expungement bill offers state second chances, receives national recognition  Lexington Herald LeaderDuring our last legislative session, we became aware of a young man (we'll call him Sam to protect his privacy) who was only 20 years old when he was ...

Joe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, stops short of calling for legalization  CNNJoe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, a Biden campaign spokesman told CNN, but the former vice president isn't going as far as calling for the drug to ...

New Mexico Adopts Ban-The-Box, Expungement Laws  JD SupraNew Mexico is the latest state to adopt statewide legislation prohibiting private employers from making inquiries into an applicant's criminal history on the initial ...

Barickman balks at expunging criminal records for drug dealers  MyStateline.comILLINOIS (WCIA) -- A Central Illinois lawmaker who supports legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use says a portion of the plan currently supported by ...

New Jersey To Ask Voters In 2020 If Recreational Use Of Marijuana Should Be Legalized  CBS PhillyTRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — New Jersey's state Senate president says voters will be asked to decide next year if recreational use of marijuana should be ...

Street Roots vendors and attorneys partner for expungement pilot • INSP  INSPThe homeless community has long been the target of police action and prosecution, often creating an insurmountable backlog of tickets and non-violent ...

Marijuana bill may violate Illinois Constitution, prosecutors say  The State Journal-RegisterA key component of a bill that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in Illinois — erasing pot-related convictions for potentially ...

Cummings, Nadler, Bass, and Booker Reintroduce the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act  LasentinelWashington, D.C. (April 30, 2019) – Today, Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Jerrold Nadler ...

Live at 9: Expungement fair, Ryan Daniel and Watercooler Wednesday  WREG NewsChannel 3Check out all the Live at 9 interviews from Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Kentucky must make expungement easier. Our economy depends on it  Courier JournalGLI was the first business organization in Kentucky to back Class D felony expungement. Now it's time for our state to take the next steps.

Judge expunges felony record of woman who assaulted former Minnesota politician at Mall of America  Star TribuneWith her victim's blessing, a judge has cleared the felony record of a 22-year-old Minneapolis woman who brutally assaulted a former Minnesota politician with a ...

Pot 2020 | Sheneman cartoon  NJ.comA major bummer for the governor this week as one of his signature campaign pledges was officially moved to the back burner. The inexorable march toward ...

Expunging arrests would be easier under bill approved by Senate  WRAL.comOther criminal justice reform efforts likely to die as legislative deadline approaches.

Your Illinois News Radar » Madigan on finding 60 votes for the cannabis bill and convincing “the minorities”  The Capitol Fax BlogTuesday, May 7, 2019. * From the newly introduced cannabis legalization bill in the eligibility for expungement section… “Minor violation of the Cannabis Control ...

Portland's Cannabis Taxes Were Mostly Used to Backfill Police Budgets  Willamette WeekPortland voters approved a 3 percent sales tax on cannabis in 2016. At the Portland City Council's 2020 budget work session May 14, the city auditor revealed ...

Expungement fair Saturday aims to help Metro Detroit residents clear or reduce criminal records  WDIV ClickOnDetroitDETROIT - A free expungement fair taking place Saturday aims to help residents in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties clear or reduce criminal records.

No-cost expungement information program  The Herald-NewsVolunteering attorneys and a representative from the state appellate defender's office will be available to discuss the laws regarding the expungement and ...

Coughlin On Marijuana Legalization Bill Not Moving Forward: 'Disappointed', But Plans To 'Move Ahead' With Medical And Expungement Bills  InsiderNJFollowing Senate President Sweeney's announcement that adult-use marijuana legalization legislation won't move forward for the time being, but that medical ...

Expungement Reform Gains Overwhelming Bipartisan Support  Washington Free BeaconWhile some of the first federal prison reform measures in decades were enacted under President Donald Trump early this year, the White House declared April ...

Next up: An effort to get the Kraft video expunged  NBC SportsWith a Florida judge ruling that the surveillance video in the Robert Kraft solicitation of prostitution case cannot be used at trial, the fact remains that the video ...

I-Team: Attorney General Steve Marshall addresses Alabama expungement law  WAAYOur I-Team investigation revealed capital murder charges against Demorris Lauderdale are permanently on his record, even though the state has dropped the ...

Expungement clinics helping those with cannabis convictions  San Diego CityBEATWithin the past several years, California has attempted to offer relief to individuals with convictions for low-level crimes such as cannabis possession.

The Case For Expungement: Is Now The Time? - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States  Mondaq News AlertsCharles Blow, the New York Times columnist, has been quoted as saying, There is never a wrong time for doing the right thing. United States Food, Drugs, ...

Felony expungement clinic held after new law expands eligible convictions  WLKY LouisvilleThese groups are helping people get back on track after felony convictions.

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

BTH: Mayor Lee Harris on 2020 Budget, Pre-K, Expungement and More  WKNO FMShelby County Mayor Lee Harris joins WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines this week to discuss the 2020 budget with Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries and host.

What's in the marijuana legalization bill?  Herald PubsHere Are The Highlights By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com. SPRINGFIELD – Senate Bill 7, the bill that would legalize ...

I-Team: Alabama lawmakers take notice of state expungement law after Huntsville murder case  WAAYThe WAAY 31 I-Team dug deeper into the Alabama expungement law and learned Demorris Lauderdale will have a capital murder arrest on his record ...

Expungement fair to be held in inkster Sunday, May 4  The Arab American NewsINKSTER – People with up to two misdemeanor convictions or one felony conviction can apply to have the convictions expunged from their records and receive ...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants Legal Marijuana and Criminal Records Expunged  WLSRep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota would like to see marijuana legalized nationwide and criminal records pertaining to the drug to be expunged. “Cannabis ...

Charges against former Lawrence Co. sheriff, captain could be expunged  WKRN News 2LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) - Charges against former Lawrence County Sheriff Jimmy Brown could be permanently removed from his record if he does ...

NJ marijuana legalization: Medical marijuana could move on without recreational legal weed, expungement plan  Asbury Park PressNJ should give citizens ample opportunity to register their feelings at public hearings and to have their concerns addressed on the state's website.

Expungement clinic and second chance fair takes place in Detroit Saturday  WDIV ClickOnDetroitAn expungement clinic and second chance fair is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Detroit Saturday at the Delta *Service* Through Detroit Foundation at 24760 ...

Don't purge records of expunged cases | Monona / Cottage Grove Herald-Independent  hngnews.comWisconsin legislators are looking to reform current law governing the expungement of criminal records.

Is Wisconsin 'Behind the Curve' on Marijuana Laws?  LeaflyThe nonprofit news outlet Milwaukee Neighborhood News *Service* provided this article to The Associated Press through a collaboration with Institute for ...

San Francisco To Expunge Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions  NPRSan Francisco officials plan to expunge more than 9,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1975, the city's highest law enforcement official said Monday.

Marijuana Decriminalization, Expungement Goes Before Hawaii Governor  Weedmaps NewsA marijuana decriminalization bill is heading to the Hawaii governor's desk after the House and Senate signed off on a conference report reconciling their ...

Expungement And Sealing Of Records Help Ex-Criminals Return To Work  NPRA criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people ...

Madigan: Parts of legal pot bill ‘very controversial’ — passage ‘not guaranteed'  Chicago Sun-TimesSPRINGFIELD – A 532-page proposal to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by Jan. 1, 2020 was filed in the state Senate Monday, but House Speaker Mike ...

In wake of David Stringer scandal, Arizona teachers will have to disclose expunged charges  AZCentralWith little fanfare, Arizona leaders have closed the so-called "David Stringer" loophole to require all non-certified teachers to disclose whether they've had ...

Madigan: Legal pot passage 'not guaranteed today'  MyWebTimes.comSpeaker says expungement, diversity details could prove tough to sell.

Jussie Smollett won't seek to expunge court records with his criminal charges thrown out, his lawyers say  Chicago TribuneAttorneys for the Chicago Tribune and other news organizations went to Cook County court Thursday to block records from being destroyed if Jussie Smollett's ...

Local attorneys partner with Legal Services to offer expungement for those in poverty  Springfield News-LeaderSome local attorneys offering pro bono representation to those in poverty seeking expungement for old, non-violent charges.

Foxx vows to expunge all misdemeanor pot convictions, pushes full legalization  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx came out in support of marijuana legalization and laid out a plan to wipe clean all minor pot convictions during a ...

Pokemon Go player's conviction of extremism expunged - attorney  RAPSIMOSCOW, May 8 (RAPSI) – The Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg has expunged videoblogger Ruslan Sokolovsky's conviction of extremism, lawyer ...

Bill to allow petitions to judges to expunge criminal records clears Senate  New Mexico Political ReportCommitting a crime might be easy enough. Getting a criminal record expunged in New Mexico is more difficult than almost anywhere in the West. Now that is ...

Cook County, Ill., Looks to CfA to Expunge Pot Convictions  Government TechnologyCook County, Ill., which is home to Chicago, might be the next jurisdiction to work with Code for America on automatically expunging cannabis convictions, ...

Critical Race Theory is destroying our country  American ThinkerCritical Race Theory holds that American society is irredeemably racist in favor of the white majority. The thinking is that in a racially oppressive society, though ...