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February 14, 2020 Involuntary Servitude
One of the great benefits of capitalism is that people are guaranteed pay for the work they do. The US has one of the most robust economies in the world, along with a high standard of living.
These factors combined make the US, and particularly large cities like Chicago, attractive to immigrants.
That said, because many migrant workers don’t have any resources in the US, they are vulnerable to exploitation.Involuntary Servitude and Immigrants in Illinois
Involuntary servitude is the [...]
February 9, 2020 Drug Crimes | Marijuana
In 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker House signed several house bills that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and allowed the state to expunge certain individuals’ marijuana possession arrest and conviction records.
For now, we’re going to look at the ones that affected 20 ILCS 2630, the Criminal Identification Act, which concerns the expungement of arrest and conviction records. Some expungements were automatic.
So, how did that work? What about the ones that weren’t automatic? What does expunge mean, [...]