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Judge Jerry E. Smith, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM. Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas can reject guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on hiring felons. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a ruling rejecting guidance for employers on hiring felons, a 2012 initiative stemming from Obama administration efforts to make it easier for ex-convicts to get jobs.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean reports on South Florida litigation for the Daily Business Review. Send an email to [email protected], or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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