What constitutes ‘exoneration’?

Courts in Minnesota are grappling with whether a woman convicted of manslaughter who later had that conviction overturned — though with a judge later describing her as a “linchpin” in the murder case — is eligible for compensation for the time she was in prison. (Depositphotos)

A Minnesota manslaughter case that has bounced back and forth from the trial court and two appellate courts  has raised complex questions about the nature of exoneration – and when compensation is justly required. Across the country, Maryland other states ...

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