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Supreme Court clears way for $15M lawsuit against Baltimore Police

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for a man to pursue a $15 million lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and three of its officers, alleging that their unconstitutional withholding of exculpatory evidence from his 1988 trial led to him serving 20 years in prison for murder before DNA tests helped bring his freedom.

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Supreme Court looks again at life sentences for teens

The U.S. Supreme Court added a new case to its docket on Monday that will determine whetherjuveniles sentenced years ago to life without parole should be re-sentenced. The latest case, Montgomery v. Louisiana, comes in the wake of a 2012 ruling that life without parole sentences forjuveniles are unconstitutional. There are about 1,500 people in the U.S. who remain incarcerated under such sentences.

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