The right way for reentry

In full bloom in the American penal system is “The GreenHouse”. At Rikers Island is what the New York Times called “the nation’s oldest and largest prison garden [which] has quietly flourished for the past three decades, a period during which rampant gang violence and a scandalous culture of abuse among the guards made Rikers… Continue reading The right way for reentry

CDIA Comments to Missouri Case.Net on Identifiers

CDIA sent a letter to the State of Missouri State Courts Administrator expressing concern that Missouri Supreme Court Operating Rule 2.04 limits public access to civil and criminal case subjects’ identifying information to a subject’s Year of Birth only.  The current lack of disclosure of full Date of Birth information in Case.Net under the Court… Continue reading CDIA Comments to Missouri Case.Net on Identifiers

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The New York Times recently ran a story, Many Renters Who Face Eviction Owe Less Than $600; Can Washington do something to help them? A growing number of politicians think so.   The story notes that most eviction filings are for less than $600.  “Such relatively small sums suggest that, for all of the intractable… Continue reading Untitled

After Six Years, Dollar General and the EEOC Settle

As noted by a Hunton blog, “Dollar General and the [EEOC] settled a six-year-old Title VII lawsuit.  The EEOC brought its race discrimination claim on behalf of a Charging Party and a class of Black job applicants, alleging that Dollar General’s use of criminal justice history information in the hiring process had a disparate impact… Continue reading After Six Years, Dollar General and the EEOC Settle

If you drive a glass MTA bus you should not throw stones

A recent MTA OIG report conducted a “review of the background and criminal history verification process for the largest classification of employees (the Competitive Class) that MTA New York City Transit (NYC Transit or NYCT) hires.”  The report concluded that the process used by the two agencies for “properly vett[ing Competitive Class hires is] significantly… Continue reading If you drive a glass MTA bus you should not throw stones

DOJ Lawsuit Over Rental Screening

Yesterday, the DOJ announced that “filed a lawsuit alleging that the City of Hesperia, California, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California discriminated against African American and Latino renters in violation of the Fair Housing Act.”  This litigation could create new ammunition to special-interest tenant advocates and policymakers who want to impose further… Continue reading DOJ Lawsuit Over Rental Screening