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'Redeem' Act belies redemption [Commentary]
'Redeem' Act belies redemption [Commentary]

In May, the European Union's highest court made it easy for ex-offenders to continue their lives without shame. The court ordered Google to delete any online evidence of the checkered pasts of European citizens — from bank robbery to bankruptcy to beating one's wife or children — who want to exercise their "right to be forgotten." As an unemployed ex-con released back into society six months ago, I see benefits to the policy, but I think it goes too far, mostly because the right to have my past forgotten takes away my right to be redeemed. United States Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul are trying to introduce a form of the European right to be forgotten...

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