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New Best-Selling Book by Tayari Jones Tackles Wrongful Convictions

What happens when a couple, married for only 18 months, is ripped apart by wrongful conviction? How does their love survive the trauma, separation and isolation of mass incarceration? In her new novel, An American Marriage, author Tayari Jones weaves a love story that masterfully tackles these questions and leaves readers breathlessly turning every page. Jones thrusts us into the world of Celestial and Roy, the young couple at the center of An American Marriage. Celestial is a talented artist hailing from Atlanta and Roy is a businessman with roots…

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A Lesson in Love: Marvin and Robin Anderson Show Us True Love is Real

What is true love? What does it look like? And how do you know when you’ve found it? For me, there are couples who embody the essence of true love. There are those in the public eye—Michelle and Barack Obama, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. And there are those in my own life, such as exoneree Marvin Anderson and his new wife Robin. Their relationship epitomizes unconditional love. It is a love like theirs that can serve as an inspiration to us all. Whenever you look at Marvin and Robin,…

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Innocence Project Back in Court to Defend Eric Kelley’s Right to New Trial

Last year, just days before Thanksgiving, Eric Kelley and his co-defendant Ralph Lee were freed from prison in New Jersey. A Superior Court judge released the men on bail after their 1993 murder and robbery convictions were vacated last September based on new evidence which points to their innocence. Sadly, despite the judge’s decision, the Passaic County prosecutors believe that the men shouldn’t have been released. And today, the Innocence Project—which is representing Kelley—was in court to argue that the state appeals court should not reverse the court’s ruling to…

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Kentucky Attorney General Moves to Dismiss 1992 Murder Indictments of Two Men Based on New DNA Testing and Evidence of Police Misconduct

Keith Hardin and Jeff Clark will return to court on Monday, February 19th when attorneys will ask judge to grant the motion to dismiss (February, 2018 – Louisville, KY) Yesterday the Kentucky Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss the 1992 murder indictments of Garr Keith Hardin and Jeffrey Dewayne Clark based on DNA testing and evidence of police misconduct.  The two men served more than 20 years of a life sentence for the crimes before their convictions were vacated and they were released in 2016.  They are scheduled to be…

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Member Spotlight: Check out Radix Media’s new anthology, AFTERMATH

“Being a coop has changed the way I work and the way I view work. Doing the work is much more fun and fulfilling, you feel like you have an input and a voice. You have those extra voices, extra brains to think about how to make things better; you don’t have to carry it all yourself.” –Lantz Arroyo, worker-owner at Radix Media Today we’re spotlighting exciting news from Radix Media, New York City’s only worker-owned, union print shop and publisher. Radix’s work grows out of a love for printing…

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NCLEJ Co-Sponsors DACA Renewal Immigration Clinic

February 7, 2018 NAPABA Law Foundation Partners and In-House Counsel Community Law Fellow, Theresa Lau organized a community legal clinic this weekend to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients after USCIS resumed accepting DACA renewals. The event mobilized volunteer attorneys from the Asian American Bar Association of New York to provide assistance to DACA recipients while the temporary injunction is in place. Co-sponsors included the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Join NCLEJ in advocating for the immigrant community and…

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NCLEJ Opposes Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule Allowing Employers to Keep Workers’ Tips

February 6, 2018 NCLEJ is opposing a U.S. Department of Labor proposed rule that would allow employers to keep workers’ tips. The proposed rule would rescind 2011 regulations confirming that under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tips are the property of the employee who earned them. Poverty rates for tipped workers are more than twice as high as rates for working people overall. Women—disproportionately women of color—represent nearly two-thirds of tipped workers nationwide. The proposed regulation would allow employers to take money from workers who need their hard-earned wages. Read…

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