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Kristen Clarke Commencement Address at UDC Law

May 24, 2016

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Petition blocks use of sheriff’s precinct as potential Macon-Bibb voting locale Petition receives enough signatures to block move to sheriff’s precinct

May 9, 2016

The Macon Telegraph

The Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections is expected to approve a new voting precinct following controversy surrounding a sheriff’s office precinct. The elections board is set to vote May 16 on temporarily moving a precinct to a church facility after board members received pushback to a plan to use a sheriff’s office building as the voting precinct. Various civil rights groups, including the Georgia NAACP, have spoken out against using the sheriff’s building, located at the corner of Second Street and Houston Avenue, as a polling place because it could alienate some minorities from voting.

Criminal record should not deter applicants, U.S. tells colleges

May 9, 2016

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A number of colleges an universities ask applicants about any contact with the legal system or police. Earlier this year, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, an advocacy group, found 17 universities in the South — including the University of Georgia and Clark Atlanta University — included such questions on their applications. Evidence suggests that requesting this information may prevent potentially well-qualified applicants from enrolling in college or training programs beyond high school, education officials said.

U.S. Urges Colleges to Rethink Questions About Criminal Records

May 9, 2016

New York Times

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, an advocacy group, said this year that it was conducting an inquiry of colleges and universities that asked what it considered particularly intrusive questions on their applications, including questions about arrests without convictions.

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