New Marijuana Legalization Bill Proposes Expungement of Records, Assembly Leader Says | New York Law Journal  Law.comNJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills  LeaflyNJ legal weed: Medical marijuana, expungement or decriminalization?  Asbury Park PressCunningham, Ruiz, Sweeney Bill to Expand Expungement Eligibility Clears Committee  InsiderNJView full coverage on Google News

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Medical marijuana expansion and expungement reforms moving forward in New Jersey  PotNetworkWhile New Jersey's bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana is dead in the water, three major-marijuana related bills are still floating through the ...

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

Holley, McKnight & Wimberly Bill Revising State Expungement Procedures Approved by Assembly Panel  InsiderNJHolley, McKnight & Wimberly Bill Revising State Expungement Procedures Approved by Assembly Panel. (TRENTON) – On legislation (A-4498) that would ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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: 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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Number of milligrams of THC? Expungement of which crimes? Read the fine print of Pritzker's proposed legal marijuana bill.  Chicago TribuneA summary of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed legal marijuana bill, provided by the governor's office. Read the full story.

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 ...

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 ...

Ammons Wants Stronger Reforms In Cannabis Bill | News Local/State  WILL News - Illinois Public MediaState Representative Carol Ammons said during a recent interview it will be difficult for her to get behind a proposed bill to legalize cannabis without significant ...

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 ...

Criminal lifeline - Chuck wants murder, manslaughter to be on the expungement books  Jamaica GleanerThe Andrew Holness-led Cabinet will be asked to agree to amending laws to allow convicts who have abandoned criminality for an extended period of time to ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'More than 1000 Jamaicans had criminal records expunged last year'  Loop News JamaicaMore than 1000 Jamaicans had their criminal records expunged over the past year, according to Justice Minister Delroy Chuck. The Minister made the revelation ...

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.

1,046 criminal records expunged in 2018/19  Jamaica ObserverKINGSTON, Jamaica — Some 1046 criminal records were expunged from a total of 1915 applica...

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 ...

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,

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 ...

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, ...

Marijuana bill may violate Illinois Constitution, prosecutors say  Peoria Journal StarSPRINGFIELD — A key component of a bill that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in Illinois — erasing pot-related ...

A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice  coloradopolitics.comQuestions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization.

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.

Poll: Support for legal pot thinning  Chicago Sun-TimesIllinois residents might not be all that high on legalizing recreational marijuana. Only two out of five voters support allowing the production, use and sale of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 .

Ever wonder what's in the marijuana bill? Here are some answers  Belleville News-DemocratSenate Bill 7, the bill that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana in Illinois, is a 533-page piece of legislation that sets standards for regulating the ...

Charges against former Lawrence Co. sheriff, captain could be expunged  WKRN News 2Charges against former Lawrence County Sheriff Jimmy Brown could be permanently removed from his record if he does not commit any other criminal acts, ...

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 ...

Mass. still has no clue how many people's marijuana records should be cleared  The Boston GlobeAs the state's pot industry rakes in millions of dollars, momentum is growing for the government to automatically expunge old cannabis records.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Nigeria: Those Who Expunged History From Schools Deserve to Be Expunged From History - Soyinka  AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsNobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised those behind the de-listing of History from Nigerian schools' curriculum, saying he was disappointed at how the ...

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.