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The Statutory Framework of Pretrial Release

State law is one piece of the puzzle that makes up the legal framework for pretrial release policy, which governs the eligibility and conditions of release of people after arrest. This report provides an overview of the current statutory framework for pretrial policy in the states.

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The Canvass

The December 2020 issue examines recounts, including who can request them, what automatically triggers them, how much they cost and more. This month's newsletter also includes an interview with Vermont Senator Jeanette White (D), details on Alaska's Measure 2 and other things worth noting.

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NCSL Virtual Redistricting Seminar | January 2021

If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, this virtual seminar is for you. In three days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process.

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State Legislatures Magazine

Find articles on policy trends, hot topics and the personalities that make legislatures work in the daily digital version of NCSL’s long-running magazine.

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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.

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Read the Latest in our New Digital Newsroom

Find the latest news on state policy, politics and personalities in State Legislatures magazine, now in a digital format.

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30 years of protection for substance abuse, mental illness under the ADA

Protections outlined in Title I of the ADA can apply to people with addiction to alcohol and people in recovery from opioid and other substance use disorders.