Sentencing for Some Drug Crimes Will Change if Holder Has His Way

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The Drug Policy Alliance has an interesting history of America’s War on Drugs on its website. The organization opposes the war on drugs, arguing that public policies under the initiative have done more harm than good. A subheading on in the history offers a fairly pointed explanation of the harm. “The 1980s and 90s: Drug
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A Criminal Record is Not Forever, Says Bill Sent to Governor

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The North Carolina General Assembly accomplished this week what some state lawmakers have been trying to do for a decade. Both the House and the Senate approved a bill that will allow the courts to wipe the slate clean for some nonviolent offenders. Not only will future offenders have the opportunity to expunge their records,
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North Carolina Sides with Jails in Us Supreme Court Strip Search Case P4

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We’re finishing up our discussion of a criminal case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves strip searches of non-violent detainees in county jails. The jails in question are not in North Carolina, but the state’s criminal defense attorneys are watching the case closely, because the ruling will certainly reach them. Just as
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16- and 17-year-old Nonviolent Felons Eligible for Expungements, P 2

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We were talking about a new law in North Carolina that will allow 16- and 17-year-olds to ask the courts to have their criminal records expunged. The crimes in question must be nonviolent felonies. Violent crimes will stay on their records. The new law only applies to teens who are convicted and who have no
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