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 ...

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 ...

Rice on Sweeney's Marijuana Presser: One Down, Decrim and Expungement to Go  InsiderNJSenator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) never wanted recreational marijuana legalized. He wants it decriminalized, however, and as part of that he wants the criminal ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

Amid pushback from prosecutors, Illinois Dems call expungement provision 'critical' to marijuana legalization  The SouthernSPRINGFIELD — 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 Efforts Surge on 4/20 With Ben & Jerry's, Code for America  LeaflyIn California, you can do some good in the world just by stocking up for 4/20. Nice. This week Ben & Jerry's announced a partnership with Caliva, the California ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local control, home grow, new licenses, expungement, and more outlined in bill to tax and regulated cannabis  Illinois News NetworkStarting the first of next year, adults 21 and older would be able to purchase cannabis for recreational use and pay at least a 10 percent tax under legislation ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Legislation expanding access to expungements heads to Delaware House  Delaware First MediaLegislation allowing more Delawareans to seal their criminal records is headed to the Delaware House.

A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice  Washington PostA look at efforts around U.S. to make marijuana legalization an avenue for promoting racial and economic equity.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

FINRA’s Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Central Registration Depository And FINRA BrokerCheck  JD SupraOver the past 20 years, FINRA has made it nearly impossible for brokers to expunge customer complaints and dispute information from their public records.

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 ...

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,

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 ...

Lawyers And Coders Team Up To Help Ex-Offenders Clear Their Records In Kansas City  KCURHaving a criminal record can make it hard to find a job, and a place to live. Missouri allows some offenses to be erased from a person's record, or.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

If Robert Kraft's record is expunged should the NFL still punish him?  Yahoo SportsCharles Robinson and Terez Paylor discuss the most recent revelations in the Robert Kraft case on the latest episode of the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast .

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Cannabis roundup  The Capitol Fax BlogFriday, May 17, 2019. * From a Taylorville Daily News interview of the Christian County sheriff… Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp and the Sheriff's Association along ...

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 ...

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 ...

The mandate for system change is growing  Street Roots NewsDIRECTOR'S DESK | It's a lot of work to fix the system. It's better to prevent barriers in the first place.

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 ...

Illinois lawmakers have 21 days to legalize marijuana. Madigan says it might not happen.  Belleville News-DemocratIllinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, says a bill to decriminalize weed may not have enough support from lawmakers to pass ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Wisconsin expungement law proposal would give more second chances | Casey Hoff  The Sheboygan PressWisconsin lawmakers are considering expanding the expungement law so more people can earn second chances.

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 ...

Ky. Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Felony Expungement Law  89.3 WFPL News LouisvilleThe Kentucky legislature has voted to expand the state's law that allows people to clear some Class D felonies from their records after a five-year waiting period.

Expungement debate threatens to hold up marijuana legalization  NJTV NewsAsk most supporters of marijuana legalization and they'll tell you that, yes, it's a new industry that will generate millions of dollars in sales taxes for the state.

CT pot legalization could include expungement of criminal records  The CT MirrorSenate Democrats unveiled a slew of proposals Wednesday that would not only legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, but also expunge ...

Criminal justice reforms focus on drug courts, expungement  Mississippi TodayLawmakers in the House debuted a limited set proposed of criminal justice reforms that could reshape and expand the state's drug courts and make more ...

Rice: Expungement Bill Shouldn't be Contingent on Recreational Marijuana Legalization  InsiderNJCounted as a hard negative against the recreational use of marijuana, state Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) said he doesn't have the late amended details on ...

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.

Lawmakers to consider broad expungement reform  vtdigger.orgThe House Judiciary Committee meets last last month. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger. As lawmakers prepare to propose legislation that would broaden ...

Proposed Law Would Broaden Eligibility For Criminal Expungement  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsA bill in the state Legislature would make more individuals with criminal records eligible for expungement.

The Case for Expunging Criminal Records  The New York TimesA new study shows the benefits of giving people a clean slate.

Is the Expungement Provision of the Marijuana Justice Act Constitutional?  ReasonIn my column this week, I praise Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act for addressing the harm that pot prohibition has done to people convicted of violating it, ...