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NACDL News: Comprehensive Text on Collateral Consequences Released
By Ivan J. Dominguez
NACDL News columns.
NACDL Press and Thomson Reuters Westlaw on February 21 released the second book of their joint publishing venture, Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Law, Policy & Practice by Margaret Colgate Love, Jenny Roberts, and Cecelia Klingele. This volume is a comprehensive resource for practicing civil and criminal lawyers, judges and policymakers on the legal restrictions and penalties that result from a criminal conviction over and above the court-imposed sentence.
One in four Americans now has some sort of criminal record, and the collateral consequences of conviction have become more severe and harder to mitigate. Criminal practitioners and courts consider them as part of the criminal case in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky. Most civil practice areas — including employment, housing, and public contracts law — now involve conviction-related restrictions and disqualifications as well. This resource helps civil and criminal attor
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