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Tag Archives: exoneration

Defense lawyer proves what great-grandfather couldn’t for Black teen in 1930s

Today is Monday, the 47th anniversary of the release of the movie “Jaws.” Here are some other news items. — Defense attorney’s great-grandson wins posthumous exoneration of Black teenager executed for 1930 murder. — First Amendment challenge to high school’s ...

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Deceased exoneree’s family wins $8M settlement with Baltimore police

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved an $8 million settlement with the family of a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1999 and served 17 years in prison before being exonerated. The man, Malcolm J. Bryant, was ...

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Judge seems skeptical of eviction moratorium

Welcome to Monday, the 47th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation and President Gerald Ford’s announcement that “our long national nightmare” was over. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Judge appears skeptical of new federal ...

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What constitutes ‘exoneration’? Minnesota court reverses compensation ruling for murder case ‘linchpin’

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.

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