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From the Collateral Consequences Resource Center

Last month, the Washington state law that bans anyone convicted of fifty different offenses from working in childcare facilities was held unconstitutional as applied to one woman whose 30-year old conviction for attempted purse-snatching presented an absolute bar to employment.  The Supreme Court of the State of Washington held that the law violated federal due process protections by denying the petitioner the opportunity to receive an individualized assessment of her fitness for employment. As the the Collateral Consequences Resource Center notes in their recent overview and analysis of the case, Pennsylvania courts have found similar constitutional defects with blanket bans in that state.

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