Proposed legal change to support medical licensing applications

Irina Baranova

Public consultation reveals strong support for measures allowing different types of healthcare professionals to complete medical questionnaires as part of the medical licensing process Move will result in a speedier process to complete medical questionnaires Delays caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), and industrial action continue to be reduced for medical licensing […]

The SBA Should Change Its Rules on Criminal History

Irina Baranova

Current small business lending discriminates by barring loans to people with criminal histories. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) restricts access to its lending programs—which are critical lifelines for small businesses—for people impacted by the criminal justice system. These policies entrench racial disparities, are out of step with antidiscrimination law, […]

Japanese family law must change

Irina Baranova

Author: Allison Alexy, University of Michigan Laws in any context can be applied differently, but in Japanese family law there are two striking examples of explicit gender differences that are written into law. Both constrain women’s choices to construct paternity as a legal reality and force negative impacts on women […]

Mayor Keller and City Leaders Discuss Results of Legislative Session; Change Must Continue at Every Level of Criminal Justice System

Irina Baranova

February 18, 2022 Today, Mayor Keller, public safety leaders, and advocates affected by violence assessed the results of the 2022 legislative session. The press briefing can be viewed here. Throughout the 30-day session, the City and its partners pursued an agenda guided by priorities identified during Mayor Keller’s Metro Crime […]