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Legislators pass criminal justice reforms but not right to counsel (access required)

Spurred by the video-recorded slaying of an unarmed Black man and a global pandemic, a reform-minded 2021 General Assembly passed legislation on police and parole but fell short in efforts to provide low income tenants a right to counsel in eviction proceedings and having landlords underwrite the legal representation. In the session’s waning days, the Democratic-led ...

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