Missouri’s law that bans convicted felons from holding certain jobs has been questioned by the State Supreme Court. The Court says there should be some reasonable relationship between the crime leading to the conviction – and the job that person is prohibited from holding. The case stems from the situation of St. Louis resident Matthew Levinson who was put on probation after a felony conviction. One requirement for his probation was that he have a job. He got a job as a bartender but quit it when his probation offer told him the job violated state law that prohibits convicted felons – regardless of their crime – from working in places that sell alcohol. Levinson than filed the lawsuit challenging the law.
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