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First Amendment Rights, The Employability of  Ex-offenders and Background Checks

We are so close to identifying the real problem.  However if current recommendations move forward, creating private cause of action with treble damages against Consumer Reporting Agencies, next year we will be asking “why didn’t it work?”

Marissa McCall Dodson with the Criminal Justice Project will still be asking why still, are so many sealed records being released, where are these incomplete records coming from?

Marissa Dodson’s Letter to the Editor of the Daily Report, February 7, 2014.  Her concerns are valid and we can almost agree.


“The First Amendment does not allow the government to erase history, including arrest histories,” Hollie Manheimer, Georgia First Amendment Foundation

Public Has Right to Ex-Offender Info, Lawyers Say  Kathleen Baydala Joyner, Daily Report  Feb. 03, 2014


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