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California Bans the Box, Twice: Bright-Line Limits on Justifying Criminal Record Screens (Part I)

California Bans the Box, Twice: Bright-Line Limits on Justifying Criminal Record Screens (Part I)

On January 1, California’s new “Ban the Box” law took effect. Although California is known for its progressive labor policies, it also has a dismal history of racialized mass incarceration, making this development especially important. The new law fits squarely...