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College campus discrimination against applicants convicted of a felony The Marshall Project   The Obstacle Course (“The country’s largest state university system says it doesn’t discriminate against former prison inmates. Applicants say otherwise.”) As of 2018, students who apply to a two-year or four-year college within the State University System of New York will no longer […]

Avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong attorney; learn how to hire a great criminal defense lawyer Encountering the criminal justice system can be one of the most challenging and stressful periods of your life.  Selecting the right criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a friend or family member can be one of the most […]

THE DEFENSE MOVES FOR AN ORDER TO EXCLUDE ANY REFERENCE TO THE DEFENDANT’S CRIMINAL HISTORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONVICTIONS, CHARGES OR ACCUSATIONS, UNLESS THE DEFENDANT OPENS THE DOOR THERETO Misdemeanor conduct  Any act of misdemeanor misconduct that does not involve moral turpitude must be excluded as irrelevant.  The California Supreme Court has found that […]

Below is an excerpt from the second edition of Love, Roberts & Klingele, Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction: Law, Policy & Practice (West/NACDL, 2d ed. 2015)(forthcoming). The excerpt is brought to you by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center. It is about restrictions on international travel based on criminal record. The first section discusses the subject […]