Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 28

Using Amicus Briefs to Clarify State Expungement Laws

Jamie Gullen and Janet Ginzberg from the Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia work to advance criminal record clearance through engaging the courts. Recently, the two have used amicus briefs to clarify expungement laws in Georgia and Pennsylvania. The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments on whether a new law expanding expungement would apply only to …

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Feb 28

Congressman Danny K. Davis Delivers Testimony in Support of the Second Chance Act Funding to U.S. House Committee

Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) “Good Morning.  Chairman Culbertson and Ranking Member Serrano, I am here today to advocate for a critical program that is reconnecting families and stabilizing communities; The Second Chance Act.  The Second Chance Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law in April 2008, authorized …

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Feb 27

Three Organizations File Amicus Brief with NY State’s Highest Court in Case Affecting Criminal Record Employment Discrimination by Third Parties

Legal Action Center By Abigail Woodworth Last Thursday, The Legal Action Center, Community Service Society of New York and NELA/NY (the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association) jointly filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in the case of Griffin v. Sirva, Inc. et al. Several organizations …

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Feb 27

BPAC Promotes Progressive Causes at Grassroots Level

The Brown Daily Herald By Rhaime Kim “In this kind of new age where you don’t have a Democratic president, what do the Brown Dems look like on campus?” This was the question that Brian Cohn ’17, president of the Brown Democrats, was left asking himself in the wake of President Trump’s victory. The group’s …

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Feb 26

Lots of People Donate Their Cars, but This Owner Donated His Auto Repair Shop

NPR https://www.npr.org/player/embed/514491838/517305364 By Mary Rose Madden Down Baltimore’s Greenmount Avenue, across from a hair braiding salon and a crab shack, the lights for the One Stop Auto Shop flash around the clock, much like shop owner Jerry Greeff’s work ethic. Greeff has been putting in his last days after working with cars for more than …

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Feb 26

He sells potato peelers and became a millionaire

Joe Ades passed away in 2009 a millionaire and lived in a Park Ave apartment. For those of you taking the Entrepreneurs class, this man was living proof that all it takes is initiative. “That is the secret of life, not doing what you like, but liking what you do.” Plus, once you learn your …

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Feb 22

About Inmates to Entrepreneurs

Inmates to Entrepreneurs is a community outreach program developed by Sageworks to educate current and former inmates on how they can start small businesses upon their release from prison. The program was specifically created to help individuals through the challenges in getting re-integrated into society and the workforce. Contact us for free business mentoring assistance …

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Feb 18

TED talk: Salil Dudani: How jails extort the poor

“Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can’t pay their debt to the court for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from inside the debtors’ prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think …

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Feb 05

Lawsuit regarding SOL’s filed

Case No. 1:17-cv-3 (http://safervirginia.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61d143fee54fb93890e1f9d41&id=d37c9be5fd&e=df5657d22a) filed in North Carolina last month. The lawsuit filed in federal court asserts that the state’s registration laws violate the U.S. Constitution in numerous areas including the ex post facto clause, first, fifth and fourteenth amendments, free exercise of religion, and freedom of association. To read more, please visit the NARSOL …

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