Zoning, Excessive Fines and Other Hot Issues in the Law
And Why Judges Should Engage with Them
We talk with the director of IJ’s Center for Judicial Engagement about a few of the issues the legal community is buzzing about at the moment.
In Virginia, any one of 176 so-called barrier crimes can disqualify a person from work in certain occupations for life—no matter how old the conviction, how unrelated it is to the work the person desires to do, or how little it reflects the person’s fitness today. These laws kept IJ client Rudy Carey from fulfilling work as a substance abuse counselor for people he is uniquely fit to help. In today’s show, we talk about what happened to Rudy and how he is fighting against collateral consequences laws that are irrational and unjust.Read More