The Restoration of Rights Project (RRP) is a free online resource that includes summaries and analyses of state and federal law relating to restoration of rights and status following arrest or conviction. Maintained and regularly updated by the Collateral Consequences Resource Center (CCRC), the RRP covers four primary topics: civil and firearms rights; pardons; expungement and other record relief; and employment and licensing. CCRC’s work on the RRP and its derivative projects is supported by a grant from Arnold Ventures.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner.
Argument: The sentencing process already serves the objectives underlying many collateral consequence laws. Unlike the sentencing process, many collateral consequence laws impose restrictions absent any consideration of the specific offense or the individual convicted of it. Many collateral consequence laws create strict liability offenses, which pass constitutional muster only if they are carefully drawn to advance public safety objectives.