CDIA does not oppose ban-the-box legislation, so long it is narrowly tailored and focused.  Yet, ban-the-box legislation is not without its critics.  For example, Derek M. Cohen, the deputy director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and its Right on Crime campaign, made a blog posting criticizing Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring law.  Cohen suggests, “aegrescit medendo”, the disease worsens the treatment.