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Update: Bill to ban the felony box on job forms fails

A bill to remove the requirement to indicate a criminal record on government employment applications died in a House subcommittee Wednesday.

UPDATE: After House measure fails, Senate subcommittee passes felon rights restoration bill

While a similar House measure failed this week, a Senate subcommittee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to automatically restore rights to felons upon completion of their punishment.

Florida vs. Virginia: comparing self-defense laws

The death of Trayvon Martin sparked controversy and discussion about Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” self-defense rule. We spoke with two local criminal defense attorneys to talk about the differences (and similarities) between the self-defense provisions afforded by both Florida and Virginia law.