New bill would automate process of criminal record expungement for certain convictions  Detroit Metro TimesMichigan might soon join a short list of states that automatically expunge criminal records for individuals with some kinds of convictions. A bill recently introduced ...

Second Annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) Helps People Clear Criminal Records  ForbesThe second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country. A coalition of ...

How do you expunge a criminal record in Massachusetts? This seminar in Worcester will offer information and answers  MassLive.comIf you were caught with a joint before marijuana was legal, or maybe were pulled over with alcohol in the car at age 17, the mark on your record can follow you ...

Expungement As a Social Equity Enterprise in Reparative Justice  DOPE MagazineAn effort to achieve that goal gets underway September 21 through the following Saturday with the second annual National Expungement Week...

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan RadioA bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers says it's time to change state law and let more people expunge their criminal records. Current state law only.

Indiana Health Plan Helps Expunge Criminal Records  Inside INdiana BusinessOhio-based CareSource, one of the largest administrators of Medicaid in the country, has received approval from the state of Indiana to pay up to $500 for the ...

Project Clean Slate will assist Detroiters with criminal record expungement applications next week  Detroit Metro TimesAny Detroiter who is interested in getting their record expunged can learn about it and get started at the Project Clean Slate clinic on Saturday,...

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free PressProposed changes to Michigan's expungement process would expand who can get their criminal record wiped clean.

Next Week Is the Perfect Time to Get Your Cannabis Conviction Expunged  FilterCannabis convictions create long-term barriers to employment, education and housing. Over 40 nationwide events are about to take on these drug-war harms.

Rowe helps expunge convictions  Kankakee Daily JournalKankakee County's state's attorney says the county is ahead of the curve when it comes to expunging low-level convictions such as marijuana possession.

New York to expunge thousands of marijuana convictions  CNNWashington (CNN) Over 150,000 people will have previous marijuana convictions sealed thanks to a New York law that went into effect on Wednesday.

Expunging marijuana convictions: What you need to know  Chicago TribuneHundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are expected to qualify to have their public records erased for cases involving cannabis misdemeanors and lesser ...

Thousands of weed convictions will be automatically expunged in Cook County: ‘We are righting the wrongs of th  Chicago TribuneTens of thousands of cannabis convictions will be automatically expunged under a partnership between a tech nonprofit and Cook County prosecutors. State's ...

Seth Rogen Explains The Importance Of Expunging Criminal Records  NowThisWatch Seth Rogen Explains The Importance Of Expunging Criminal Records, a Weed video from NowThis.

Worcester DA to hold seminar on how to expunge a criminal record  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER - District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. and the Worcester County Bar Association will hold a free, public seminar on expunging criminal records ...

Expungement Week Offers Record-Clearing and Work Opportunities in Cannabis  WestwordAs part of National Expungement Week, the NEW team will work alongside cannabis employment recruiter Vangst and voter registration group Headcount to ...

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free PressA "clean slate" bill with bipartisan support proposes that certain criminal offenses be automatically expunged.

Expanding expungement opportunities benefits the whole community  St. Louis AmericanSecond chances are lifelines. We may think of second chances as quick, little do-overs; however, for some they're much more than that. For some, they can have ...

Holyoke's Nueva Esperanza hosting clinic on erasing pot convictions  GazetteNETCorrection: The clinic will take place on Sunday.HOLYOKE — Locals will have a chance this Sunday to take the first step toward expunging eligible criminal ...

Appeals court tells FBI it must expunge old memo on antiwar website  San Francisco ChronicleThe FBI must delete 15-year-old records of its proposed investigation of a San Francisco online antiwar magazine and its editors, says a federal appeals court.

Convicted Of A Weed Crime? Expungement Clinic Aims To Help People Clear Their Records In West Loop This Weekend  Block Club ChicagoWEST LOOP — People with weed-related misdemeanor convictions can start the process to get their records expunged or sealed at a Sunday clinic in the West ...

Illinois County to Use Algorithm to Automatically Expunge Old Marijuana Convictions  GizmodoWith a statewide marijuana decriminalization ordinance set to take effect at the start of 2020, Cook County, Illinois is slated to automatically clear “tens of ...

Lawyers offer help with record expungement for marijuana crimes  MLive.comGreen Dragon marijuana flower in the intake room of the Stoney Only shop located just outside of Portland, Oregon, Sept. 17, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias ...

Judge dismisses charges that N.J. mayor revealed opponent's expunged record. Mayor plans to sue.  NJ.comThe mayor of Hamilton had charges dismissed Friday accusing her of publicly revealing a Republican primary election challenger's expunged arrest record and ...

Seth Rogen Details How to Clear Your Criminal Record in New PSA  Rolling StoneYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

More Michigan residents could get criminal records expunged under House bills  MLive.comThousands more Michigan residents would be eligible to have their criminal histories expunged under a bipartisan package of bills.

How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free PressProject Clean Slate lead attorney Stephani LaBelle gives John Pippen, 50 of Detroit the news that his record is eligible for expungement at the Samaritan Center ...

Pot expungement will give second chance at life, officials say  WCPOCINCINNATI — Three ounces of marijuana can carry a big weight. Just ask Christine Jones of the Hamilton County Public Defender Office. “There are so many ...

Chicago PROSECUTOR KIM FOXX Partners With Tech Platform TO EXPUNGE THOUSANDS OF MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS  Black EnterpriseKim Foxx announced a partnership with the non-profit Code for America to expunge thousands of minor cannabis convictions in her jurisdiction.

Legal group offering clinics on clearing marijuana convictions from criminal records  The Oakland PressDo you have a conviction for a marijuana-related misdemeanor offense that you'd like to get removed from your record?

Council Considering Marijuana Possession Expungement Ordinance  WVXUCincinnati could soon have a program to help people clear their criminal records if they were charged with having small amounts of marijuana. The full council ...

Lawmakers rewrite expungement bill after conditional veto from gov  NJTV NewsLawmakers offered a up compromise on the bill after Murphy said their initial proposal didn't go far enough.

Criminal Law: Expungement-Dismissal of Petition  Missouri Lawyers MediaWhere appellant challenged the denial of his petition to expunge a 2003 conviction for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, the record showed no other findings ...

Rock Island County officials explain how marijuana convictions will be expunged come January 1st  WQAD MolineROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Rock Island County officials are preparing for January 1, 2020 when marijuana will be legal in Illinois. On Tuesday, Cook County ...

GARLAND: Sharing thoughts on pre-game prayer | Opinion  Valdosta Daily TimesThe type of letter sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to Warren Turner is a tactic the foundation has used numerous times. There are glaring errors ...

As marijuana legalization nears, those who left crime behind hope to clear their records  Chicago TribuneDriving downstate in 2010, Darius Ballinger was arrested with almost a pound of marijuana. He pleaded to a lesser felony, served jail time and was sentenced to ...

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill  LeaflyAnyone with a New Jersey cannabis conviction could be in for good news if state lawmakers decide to enact criminal justice reforms suggested by Gov.

Clearing 235,000 marijuana records would not be automatic under new bill  Detroit Free PressLow-level marijuana convictions could get cleared under a package of bills expected to be introduced in the state Legislature this week, but people with records ...

Getting a conviction expunged and voting rights restored shouldn't depend on your income  Courier JournalFew in Kentucky have used the felony expungement law to regain their voting rights because many people don't have the $250 court fee.

Thousands Of New Yorkers Are About To Have Their Pot Convictions Expunged  HuffPostNew York will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions on Wednesday after a new law went into effect that reduced penalties for pot ...

Why NJ Expungement Legislation Wasn't Signed | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comWhen Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation intended to make major reforms to New Jersey's expungement law and allow individuals convicted of ...

Gov. Phil Murphy proposes changes to marijuana expungement bill  Burlington County TimesAmong the recommendations Murphy proposed in his veto was changing the the bill's “clean slate” expungement process for individuals with multiple ...

Editorial: Millions of Californians are eligible to clear their criminal records, but it takes time and money  Los Angeles TimesOne of the bedrock principles of the criminal justice system is that, with limited exceptions, offenders return to society as full members with all rights and ...

Bipartisan expungement reform plan package introduced by state lawmakers  The Michigan DailySeveral state lawmakers introduced a new expungement reform plan package on Sept. 9. The package includes six separate bills aimed at changing various ...

Expungement event in Plaquemine scheduled for Sept. 14  WAFBRAX Worldwide is hosting an expungement event in Plaquemine on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Judge postpones Joliet detective's petition to expunge domestic battery case  The Herald-NewsA Will County judge decided not to make a ruling on whether to expunge the record of a Joliet detective whose domestic battery case was dismissed last July.

Want your criminal record expunged? New study offering free legal assistance could help  Wichita EagleA new study launching in Kansas hopes to take a long-term look at how clearing criminal records can help improve the lives of ex-offenders. Over the next year ...

Kim Foxx launches a new program to expunge marijuana related convictions  WGN Radio - ChicagoRick welcomes Kim Foxx, Cook County state's attorney, into the studio to discuss marijuana expungement and re-election issues. Kim shares information about ...

Mackinac Center Applauds Expungement Reforms  Mackinac Center for Public PolicyRecently introduced legislation would help reduce recidivism and boost the economy.

Macon DA Hosting Free Expungement Clinic | Daily Report  Law.comResearch shows that when qualifying minor offenses are removed from a person's record they are more able to participate in society and crime goes down” ...

Madison County to host Expungement Day with Land of Lincoln Legal Aid  AdVantageNEWS.comMadison County and Land of Lincoln Legal Aid are joining forces next month to host a free event, Madison County Ready to Work Expungement Day.

New Yorkers can get marijuana convictions expunged under new law  New York Post Starting Wednesday, thousands of New Yorkers will be eligible to have low-level marijuana convictions wiped clean from their records under a new law.

Editorial: Putting lives back on track through expungement  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3There are so many areas of the criminal justice system that demand fixing. Sometimes the best approach is simply to approach them one at a time and do what ...

Code for America to Automate Expungement of Cannabis Convictions in Cook County, IL  FilterThe automated process, due to kick in after Illinois legalization takes effect in January 2020, should save applicants and the state time and money.

Criminal record expungement program starting in Cobb  MDJOnline.comThe Cobb County district attorney and solicitor general are partnering to help restrict residents' minor criminal records from being accessed by potential ...

Convicted of Marijuana Possession in Cincinnati? A New Ordinance Could Help You Get it Expunged  Cincinnati CityBeatCincinnati City HallNick SwartsellIf you've had a low-level marijuana possession charge brought by the City of Cincinnati, you may be getting a phone call from ...

Kim Foxx Announces Partnership To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions.  NBC ChicagoWorking hand and hand with California coders, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday the creation of a partnership with Code for America ...

NJ delays measure to let people clear criminal records; Murphy wants automatic process  NorthJersey.comPeople looking to wipe certain criminal records clean in New Jersey will have to wait after Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a measure Friday, saying he wants to create ...

Kim Foxx announces Code for partnership to expunge marijuana convictions  iHeartRadioCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday a partnership with Code for America to expunge the criminal records of people convicted of ...

Cunningham criticizes Murphy after he conditionally vetoes marijuana expungement bill  Hudson County ViewCunningham criticized Gov. Murphy after he vetoed a bill that she co-sponsored that would have overhauled the state's marijuana expungement system.

Ladenburg Executive Erinn Ford Cleans Part of Her Record  AdvisorHubChief executive of Ladenburg-owned KMS Financial Services has had mixed success in expunging more than a dozen customer complaints that splotch her ...

Political opponent sues N.J. mayor over accusations she revealed his expunged arrest record  NJ.comThe mayor and a campaign staffer face charges for the same accusations.

Criminal Law: Expungement of Record-Writ of Mandamus  Missouri Lawyers MediaRelator filed a petition seeking expungement of his record of arrest and plea, naming the prosecuting attorney, among others, as defendants. Respondent ...

Illinois Lawmakers Partner With Tech Nonprofit To Expunge Cannabis Convictions  High TimesIllinois officials are partnering with the California-based nonprofit Code for America to use its “Clear My Record" technology.

Expungement violation case against N.J. mayor, campaign staffer transferred out of town  NJ.comHamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and her campaign manager are accused of revealing an opponents' expunged arrest.

National Expungement Week (NEW) Returns September 21-28, 2019  PRNewswireNEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in ...

Murphy Vetoes Pot Expungement Bill  WCBS 880NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- If you live in New Jersey and have a marijuana conviction, your chance of quickly getting a clean record went up in smoke.

Charge expunged from man's record  Southwest TimesBy MELINDA WILLIAMS. melinda@southwesttimes.com. An attempted first-degree murder charge has been removed from a Pulaski County man's record, ...

Mayor charged with publicizing expunged arrest hires noted defense lawyer, who rips prosecutor's case  NJ.comDefense attorney Robin Lord said Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is an honest public servant, 'who never violated the law, any law.'

Governor Murphy Strengthens Expungement Reforms and Provides for Pathway to Automatic Expungement  InsiderNJGovernor's Conditional Veto Also Requires Sealing of Marijuana Offenses and Allows for “Clean Slate” Expungements for Those Who Have Clean Records for ...

Kahle helps unveil plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws  The Daily TelegramThousands of Michigan residents with old, low-level criminal convictions could start *fresh* if new legislation is passed. State Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian, one of ...

Yale expunges student's sexual misconduct discipline record  Yale Daily NewsFollowing a monthslong legal battle with Daniel Tenreiro-Braschi '19, who sued Yale after being disciplined for sexual misconduct, the University expunged his ...

Social Justice Becoming Focus of Marijuana Legalization Debate  Weedmaps NewsAs marijuana legalization continues to spread and the cannabis industry grows, many advocates have called for an increased focus on social justice to address ...

Marijuana Convictions to be Expunged for 160K Across New York State  The Jewish Voice“For too long communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana and have suffered the lifelong consequences of an ...

O'Rourke unveils plan to legalize marijuana nationwide  WBAL BaltimoreBeto O'Rourke's campaign on Thursday unveiled his proposal to legalize and tax marijuana, release and expunge the records of those convicted of marijuana ...

Bankole: Expungement bills a redemptive move for Detroit  The Detroit News"Far too many people struggle to provide for their families and to be productive members of our communities because of mistakes they made as teenagers."

Cannabis Hiring Platform Vangst Kicks Off Social Equity Program With San Francisco Career Fair  ForbesRecently, several social equity programs have been launched to combat the problems individuals with past drug offenses face when trying to work in the legal ...

Free legal clinic on expungement and foreclosure happening Thursday, Friday  WLOXIf you are facing or going through a foreclosure, or if you want help getting previous criminal charges removed from your record, a free legal clinic is being ...

Free expungement, driver's license clinic on Saturday  Oak Ridge TodayThe Anderson County Bar Association and NAACP are hosting a free Expungement and Driver's License Assistance Clinic in Clinton on Saturday.

Kathleen McClernan-Walz  Maryland Daily RecordIf one trait could describe Kathleen McClernan-Walz it would be perseverance. McClernan-Walz contributes her perseverance to all of her professional ...

Judge turns back expungement try | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune ChronicleWARREN — An effort by convicted felon LaShawn Ziegler to have his court records sealed was denied by Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt ...

Mayor Kelly Yaede attacks expungement case in first interview since being charged, calls herself 'role model'  The TrentonianHAMILTON — Mayor Kelly Yaede went on the offensive in her first radio interview since being charged by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, insisting her ...

Expungement Clinic to help people clear their marijuana-related records in West Loop  FOX 32 ChicagoBonita Money and Gabriel Wiesen join Good Day Chicago to talk about the Expungement Clinic coming to Chciago's West Loop as part of National ...

Cincinnati City Council considers expunging certain marijuana-related offenses  WKRC TV CincinnatiCINCINNATI (WKRC) - On Monday, Cincinnati City Council considered expunging certain marijuana-related offenses. The proposed ordinance comes after the ...

Nasheed to host expungement clinic for 'second chances' for nonviolent offenders  The Missouri TimesSen. Jamilah Nasheed is partnering with a nonprofit in St. Louis to host a clinic in an effort to help nonviolent offenders get back on their feet.

New Jersey Governor Vetoes Marijuana Conviction Expungement Bill  High TimesGovernor Phil Murphy vetoed the expungement bill because he wants the process to be even simpler for those who stay out of trouble.

Washtenaw United: Building Futures By Expunging The Past  WEMUIf you've been convicted of a crime, getting a job can be far more difficult. That is particularly true for felons but even those with misdemeanors run.

Radiolab: Cleveland Flasher Gets Story Expunged, AKA Seriously -- F*ck This Guy  PajibaI was catching up on some podcasts this weekend and was listening to Radiolab. Specifically their "Right To Be Forgotten" episode about Cleveland.com's ...

Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions Automatically Expunged In New York  TheFix.comAround 24000 New Yorkers will have their records cleared by a new marijuana decriminalization law.

Unbelievable Recap: We’re Big Into Vengeance  VultureAs Marie quietly accepts the indignities heaped upon her, Lilly takes the opposite tack. A recap of Episode 6 of Unbelievable on Netflix.

How Do You Clear Your Criminal Record? Ask Seth Rogen.  InsideHookIt might not come as a surprise that the star of Pineapple Express has a keen interest in helping you clear your criminal record, particularly when it comes to ...

The Fight for Automatic Criminal Record Expungement in the Midwest  Cannabis NowThe conversation around expunging the records of petty offenders is now a keystone of any real conversation on reforming marijuana laws. In Michigan, a few ...

Voters should 'close the book' on N.J. mayor charged with expungement violation, challenger says  NJ.comThe Democrat challenging Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede says she should take a leave absence while the municipal court case against her progresses, and ...

Victory! Individuals Can Force Government to Purge Records of Their First Amendment Activity  EFFThe FBI must delete its memo documenting a journalist's First Amendment activities, a federal appellate court ruled this week in a decision that vindicates the ...

Kidero suffers setback after court rejects bid to expunge evidence  Business DailyA magistrate in the graft trial against Evans Kidero and eight others Thursday declined to stop the case to allow the former Nairobi governor to file documents in ...

Nashville police records on withdrawn driving charges will be cleared after expungement order  The TennesseanNashville police records related to withdrawn driver license charges will be purged weekly, according to a deal approved Friday in General Sessions court.

National Expungement Week  BenzingaCannabis jobs are more popular than ever. Vangst, a Denver based cannabis recruitment firm, reports a 690% increase in job listings from January 2017 to ...

Democratic Presidential Hopeful O’Rourke Talks Pot Legalization In Oakland  CBS San FranciscoOAKLAND (CBS SF) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke continued his campaign visit to the Bay Area Thursday, talking about his plan to legalize ...

The Mincing Rascals 08.28.19: Mayor Lightfoot's report card, pot convictions expunged, G7, bed bugs  WGN Radio - ChicagoThe Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute.

Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and campaign manager charged with releasing opponent's expunged arrest  hamiltonpulse.comThe Mercer County Prosecutor's Office confirmed today that complaints were filed in Hamilton Township charging Mayor Kelly Yaede and her primary campaign ...