Beto O'Rourke Wants To Legalize Weed and Expunge Records, Too  ReasonAnti-prohibitionists are now trying to help those still impacted by old drug convictions.

Medical marijuana, expungement bills pass through Assembly and Senate committees  NJTV NewsWhile legalization is slated to go on the 2020 ballot, two other issues remain: medical marijuana and expungement of criminal records.

Your Illinois News Radar » About that expungement issue  The Capitol Fax BlogTuesday, May 21, 2019. * From the other day… A Republican state senator on Wednesday suggested that Illinois' Democratic governor issue a mass pardon of ...

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  The State Journal-RegisterIllinois would enact one of the nation's most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and ...

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,

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 ...

New Marijuana Legalization Bill Proposes Expungement of Records, Assembly Leader Says | New York Law Journal  Law.comAssembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes D-Buffalo told reporters at the state Capitol on Tuesday that she's planning to introduce a bill later this week ...

Center for Justice Reform receives grant to support expungement clinics  vtdigger.orgNews Release — Vermont Law School May 21, 2019. Contact: John Miller press@vermontlaw.edu (802) 831-1000. Get all of VTDigger's daily news.

Senate Health Committee Passes both Med Marijuana and Expungement Bills  InsiderNJThe Senate Health and Human Services Committee this morning passed both medical marijuana (S-10). Rice voted yes on both bills. and expungement ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bill Revising State Expungement Procedures Approved by Assembly Panel  TAPinto.net(TRENTON) – On legislation (A-4498) that would revise procedures for expunging records of conviction, approved by Assembly Appropriations Monday, ...

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

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 ...

Guest opinion: Past and future of expungement reform  Deseret NewsOnce an individual has fulfilled their obligations to the state, they should be free from discrimination for their past mistakes. Expungement grants them this ...

Clinic helps people expunge eligible criminal cases | Local  Quad-Cities OnlineDAVENPORT — Iowa Legal Aid, a nonprofit that helps people who cannot afford legal representation, is holding an "expungement" clinic from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, ...

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.

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 ...

Officials disperse expungement opportunity information  The Daily HeraldBy Richard Holm rholm@rrdailyherald.com. May 23, 2019 4:30 PM. JACKSON The Northampton County Branch NAACP members held its Operation Restore ...

NJ legal weed vote pushed back to 2020, and this time voters will decide  NorthJersey.comSenate President Stephen Sweeney said the legislation did not have enough support, so the issue will go to state residents instead.

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 ...

New Jersey Marijuana: Assembly Passes Bill Expanding Medical Use Program  CBS New YorkTRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill to expand the state's medical marijuana program. The assembly voted ...

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 ...

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.

Time to revisit expunction statute  mySAMaking a public record disappear in Texas is no easy feat, but the law that allows it has a major flaw. It appears to lack a mechanism for reviewing the process ...

Former Fort Dix Cop Fails in Suit Against Monmouth County Prosecutor Over Release of Expunged Record | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comThe officer had been charged in 1996 with using his position on the Monmouth County Tactical Narcotics Task Force to coerce a woman to have sex with him the ...

When pot legalization fails: Plan B's and 'consolation prizes'  Boulder WeeklyDemocrats emerged from the 2018 election with control of state legislatures in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Illinois and New Mexico, where Democratic ...

Speaker Coughlin Statement on Medicinal Cannabis and Expungement Bills Clearing Assembly Appropriations Committee  InsiderNJSpeaker Coughlin Statement on Medicinal Cannabis and Expungement Bills Clearing Assembly Appropriations Committee. (TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker ...

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

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 ...

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.

Norcross v. Murphy  PoliticoGood Wednesday morning! It's now officially Norcross versus Murphy. Or, rather, Norcross v. Murphy. The South Jersey Democratic power broker filed suit ...

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 BlogThursday, May 23, 2019. * Licensed, regulated and significantly taxed cannabis growing facilities will not have machetes, caches of illegally possessed guns, ...

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 ...

Soyinka blasts those who removed history from Nigerian schools syllabus  Legit.ngLegit.ng News ☆ Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised those behind the de-listing of history from Nigerian schools' curriculum, saying he was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bill to help people get criminal charges annulled stalls amid stiff opposition in NH  The Union LeaderCONCORD — Advocates for criminal justice reform are promoting a bill that would make it easier to get certain convictions annulled, but they're running into stiff ...

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 ...

Commentary: Clean Slate Law opens doors for those who've earned it  Salt Lake TribuneUtah Gov. Gary Herbert recently signed into law Utah's Clean Slate bill, House Bill 431, legislation that I filed to help thousands of eligible Utahans expunge old ...

New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Expungements And Medical Cannabis Expansion  Marijuana MomentPlans for full marijuana legalization in New Jersey might be stalled, but lawmakers in various committees advanced several reform bills on Monday that would ...

Digby Solomon on expunging Confederate names  Daily PressJefferson Davis, hapless president of the old Confederacy, is back in the news, and with him the same arguments about how to treat icons of that ill fated ...

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.

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 ...

Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act introduced to federally decriminalize cannabis  PotNetworkTwo companion bills were introduced Monday, the goal of which is to remove marijuana from the U.S. Department of Justice Controlled Substances list.

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.

Marijuana legalization: Social equity becomes a key question in New Jersey, other states  Allentown Morning CallAdvocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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: 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'It's a big chance:' NC Second Chance Act passes state Senate  WTVD-TVSome people in North Carolina with a criminal record are one step closer to having their record wiped clean. The "Second Chance Act" sailed through the state ...

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 ...

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 ...

Busted for weed? Don't worry. Michigan could have your back.  City PulseAbout three months after Jeff Carter was paroled from prison on felony weed dealing charges, recreational marijuana was legalized in Michigan. But the black ...

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.

NJ Politics Digest: Sweeney Says Not So Fast on Decriminalizing Pot  ObserverHe wanted to legalize and tax recreational marijuana use, but Senate President Steve Sweeney isn't so keen on simply decriminalizing it. The Record reports ...

Big source of Murphy 'dark money' group's money is revealed  PoliticoGood Monday morning! For 140 days, I've kept count of how long it's been since the Murphy-aligned group “New Direction New Jersey” reneged on its promise ...

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 ...

Don't confuse historical record with public honor | Opinion  Tallahassee.comNobody was “expunging” the history of Francis Eppes by removing the memorial from the Westcott Plaza.

Marijuana Decrim Bill Up in the Assembly on Thursday  InsiderNJBills connected to medical marijuana expansion and expungement are scheduled to go before the full assembly on Thursday. They are A10 and A4498, ...

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 ...

When social justice is torpedoed by political dysfunction: Murphy, Sweeney, and marijuana laws | Editorial  NJ.comThe legalization of recreational marijuana should have been a two-inch putt. It came with everything Trenton could love, including political pragmatism, public ...

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 ...

The Clean Slate Act's Record-Sealing Provisions Go Further Than Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act  ReasonThe bill applies to all federal marijuana offenders, and it creates a process for sealing records of other nonviolent offenses.

Joe Biden’s Shift on Marijuana Came Days Before Fundraiser With Pro-Legalization Donor  Washington Free BeaconJoe Biden's policy reversal on marijuana came just a few days before a Tuesday night fundraiser with marijuana legalization advocate John Morgan.

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 ...

Two bills aim to help remove certain marijuana charges from criminal records  WGMEAUGUSTA (WGME) -- Two bills in front of the judicial committee of the Maine legislature would change the criminal records of Mainers who have certain ...

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.

FINRA’s Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Future Is Dark And Foreboding  JD SupraThis is the last in our series on the FINRA expungement process, and, unfortunately, the future looks grim. Not only has FINRA made it nearly impossible (in an ...

More Of That, Please: From Giving Criminal Records To Expunging Them  WGLT NewsEvery week or so on GLT's The Leadoff podcast, we'll bring you the story of an unsung community servant who's making Bloomington-Normal a better place. It.

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 ...

One Week Left And Miles To Go | WNIJ and WNIU  WNIJ and WNIURecreational pot, construction projects and more — here's what we know. Budget When Gov. J.B. Pritzker introduced his freshman budget this winter, he.

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 ...

More Than 1000 Criminal Records Expunged  rjrnewsonline.comMore than 1,000 Jamaicans have had their criminal records expunged in recent months. Making his sectoral presentation Tuesday afternoon, Justice Minister ...

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 ...

Second Chance Act would help ex-offenders get housing, employment  North Carolina Health NewsEasing the way to expunging a criminal record means it would be easier for ex-offenders to access the things needed for a healthy life.

Long Beach Residents Can Have a Fresh Start by Clearing Their Outstanding Warrants  NBC 7 San DiegoLong Beach is looking to help residents with a *fresh* start. On Saturday, residents can take care of outstanding traffic or nonviolent misdemeanor warrants at the ...

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, ...

Oklahoma Senate Sends Governor Bill to Make SQ780 Retroactive  Public Radio TulsaBail reform failed in the Oklahoma legislature this week, but another major criminal justice reform initiative is on its way to the governor. The Senate.

Why we shut down the 'Mugshots' page  WTXL ABC 27Beginning today, May 23, you'll no longer find the Leon County Sheriff's Office booking report published on WTXL.com. This was not a rushed decision, but one ...

FINRA'S Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Expungement Process | Fox Rothschild LLP  JD SupraThis is our second blog on the vanishing FINRA expungement process. FINRA identifies specific grounds for expungement in FINRA Rule 2080. Rule 2080(b)(1) ...

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 ...