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16
Sep
Thousands of North Caroli...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

With the benefit of Federal Grant money, the State Archives of North Carolina will soon be able to scan thousands of old court case files into its online database, with some records going back as far as 350 years! From WITN.com: “The State Archives of North Carolina is getting...

12
Sep
Maryland Court Rules Mari...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The Maryland State Court of Appeals has ruled that police officers violated a man’s Fourth Amendment rights when they conducted a warrantless search of his person, predicated on finding him in a car that smelled of marijuana. From NPR: “The decision stems from a case involving officers from the...

10
Sep
Photoshopped Mugshot At I...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

Police in Oregon have come under fire for digitally removing a man’s facial tattoos from his mugshot to better conform to the descriptions of a wanted bank robber. Tyrone Allen Lamont has been charged as being the “Foul Mouth Bandit,” who has been involved in robbery and attempted robbery...

9
Aug
WA State Board of Judicia...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The Washington State Board of Judicial Administration (BJA), via an Ad Hoc Committee, has submitted for review and comment several proposals for changes and revisions to the BJA rules and bylaws in order to “reflect current practices, provide clarification or simplify language, and to move items to the document...

7
Aug
Pennsylvania ‘Clean Sla...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The ‘Clean Slate’ law, passed in Pennsylvania in June of 2018, will see its first massive impact on Pennsylvania criminal court records over the next year. From The Morning Call: “Aimed at reducing the stigma that people with criminal records face while looking for jobs, education and housing, Pennsylvania’s...

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