It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free PressA "clean slate" bill with bipartisan support proposes that certain criminal offenses be automatically expunged.

How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free PressProject Clean Slate lead attorney Stephani LaBelle gives John Pippen, 50 of Detroit the news that his record is eligible for expungement at the Samaritan Center ...

U.S. appeals court reinstates Nomura bond trader's conviction  Midwest CommunicationBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court reinstated the conspiracy conviction of a former Nomura Holdings Inc trader ...

Convicted wife-killer wants case overturned | Local News  Oneonta Daily StarAttorneys for a South New Berlin man serving a 25-year sentence for the 2012 murder of his wife argued last week in Chenango County Court that his conviction ...

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free PressProposed changes to Michigan's expungement process would expand who can get their criminal record wiped clean.

Train terror plot convictions set aside by Canadian court  BBC NewsA Canadian court has ordered a new trial for two men convicted of terror charges over a plot to attack a train from New York to Toronto. Raed Jaser and Chiheb ...

Federal magistrate recommends federal judge set aside Don Blankenship's conviction  WCHS-TV8A federal magistrate has recommended that U. S. District Judge Irene Berger set aside Don Blankenship's misdemeanor conviction on a single count of ...

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan RadioA bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers says it's time to change state law and let more people expunge their criminal records. Current state law only.

‘Conviction’ aside, Utah Supreme Court says sex offender must register  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake CitySALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court has ruled a man must register as a sex offender, despite his conviction ultimately being set aside in another state.

Former Wadley officer faces 19 charges  The Augusta ChronicleGeorgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council filed 19 felony charges of impersonating a police officer against former Wadley Officer Matthew ...

Attorney for convicted child murderer says Memphis defense team made grievous errors at trial  WMCMEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Germantown father convicted in the murder of his 17-month-old son is asking a judge to throw out that conviction. Curtis Morris says ...

Kahle helps unveil plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws  Monroe Evening NewsThousands of Michigan residents with old, low-level criminal convictions could start *fresh* if new legislation is passed. State Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian, one of ...

State representatives unveil bipartisan plan to improve Michigan’s expungement laws  The Hillsdale Daily NewsLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced today would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, low-level ...

Worcester man, found guilty in 2010 schoolgirl assaults, pleads guilty after conviction overturned  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER — A Worcester man whose convictions in a series of knife point assaults on schoolgirls were set aside four year's ago by the state's highest court ...

State reps unveil bipartisan plan  Coldwater Daily ReporterLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced this week would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, ...

At Issue: Justice — A need for criminal record clearance  Traverse City Record EagleOur governor is pledging to clear marijuana-related convictions, but the problem with criminal convictions goes beyond marijuana. Criminal records can make us ...

Defense attorneys for ‘Junior’ killers file strategic legal motions in hopes of cutting their prison time  PIX11 New YorkThe BRONX — Twenty-five years to life is better than 40 years to life. That's part of the legal thinking behind a recent move by the attorney for convicted "Junior" ...

More Michigan residents could get criminal records expunged under House bills  MLive.comThousands more Michigan residents would be eligible to have their criminal histories expunged under a bipartisan package of bills.

Trudeau's 2001 'brown face' and moving Beyond Meat; In-The-News for Sept. 19  Lethbridge News NowIn-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on&...

'We can move on with our lives:' Alberta parents acquitted in death of toddler  Lethbridge News NowLETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta mother and father who treated their ill son with herbal remedies rather than get him medical attention have been acquitted in ...

Ex-Coal Baron's Conviction Should Be Voided, US Judge Says (1)  Bloomberg LawFormer coal baron Donald Blankenship's conviction following a 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers for flouting mine-safety laws should be thrown out because ...

Wayne County Prosecutors to Review 300 Cases Involving Claims of Innocence  WDETThe Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is collaborating with Western Michigan's Innocence Project and the City Planning Commission made changes to zoning ...

David and Collet Stephan found not guilty  CityNews CalgaryThe Alberta couple was accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life for their 19-month-old son. They were found not guilty.

Judge allows DUI manslaughter suspect to withdraw no-contest plea  OcalaJackie Ramsey, 39, had entered the plea believing falsely that, if convicted at trial, he could be sentenced as a habitual felony offender. A circuit judge in Ocala ...

PHC sets aside 10 years conviction handed for terror financing  The News InternationalPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside the 10 years conviction of a person on terrorism charges awarded to him in the alleged ...

Judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott: I stand by my verdict  The GuardianThe French judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott of assaulting his girlfriend has criticised the former England cricketer after he was knighted and says she ...

Sentence halved for Blackwater guard from NH convicted in 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians  The Union LeaderWASHINGTON — A federal judge resentenced three former Blackwater Worldwide security guards Thursday, cutting by about half the prison terms imposed for ...

Opinion: New plan would help deserving people get back on their feet  The Detroit NewsThese bills will expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their records.

SJC upholds conviction of John Odgren of Princeton, who murdered classmate in 2007  Worcester TelegramThe state's highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a Princeton man who is serving life in prison for killing a classmate at Lincoln-Sudbury High School ...

Court affirms Kansas man's child sex crime convictions  Hays PostTOPEKA, Kan. — In a decision published Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed Larry Laverne Toothman's seven convictions in Saline County for ...

S Korea ex-leader Park and Samsung heir Lee face bribery retrials  BBC NewsSouth Korea's top court has set aside part of jailed former President Park Geun-hye's conviction and ordered a retrial. The court said separate verdicts should ...

Bombay HC sets aside conviction of man in 1998 murder case  Hindustan TimesThe Bombay high court (HC) recently dismissed the state's plea to enhance the punishment of a man convicted for shooting two people at Juhu in 1998 and set ...

Dontae Sharpe set free  Greenville Daily ReflectorThe Daily Reflector. Thursday, August 22, 2019. A man convicted in a 1994 Greenville murder was freed after 24 years in prison Thursday when evidence that ...

Montana Supreme Court reverses rape, burglary conviction of Deer Lodge man  Montana StandardThe Montana Supreme Court has reversed the rape, burglary and sexual assault conviction of a Deer Lodge man and sent the case back to Third District Court.

State will fight man’s attempt to vacate Darien murder conviction based on faulty forensics by Henry Lee  Hartford CourantThe state is acknowledging in court documents that new DNA testing done on a pair of Puma sneakers belonging to Wendall Hasan — convicted of murdering a ...

Judge finds Alberta couple not guilty in toddler son's death  News Talk 980 CJMELETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A judge has found an Alberta couple who treated their son with herbal remedies rather than seek medical attention for him not guilty in ...

Suits Against City Fly in Wake of Cedeno Conviction  gaycitynews.nycNow that gay teen Abel Cedeno has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for manslaughter and assault for using a knife in a 2017 Bronx classroom fight that left ...

Conviction overturned for ex-sailor imprisoned for 8 years  Yahoo NewsThe Hawaii Innocence Project says a former U.S. Navy sailor's statutory rape conviction has been overturned. The University of Hawaii's law school, where the ...

Judge wants assurances he's got authority to approve sentencing break for torture-slaying convict  WBIR.comGeorge Thomas agreed this month to take the stand against Eric Boyd as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Oil Stocks, Housing, Drug-Price Plans: A Sampling of Advisory Opinion  Barron'sSept. 19: The sudden attack on Saudi Arabia's processing facility strikes us as a very important psychological turning point. Even though the initial impact on ...

Former death row inmate wins freedom or new trial in 1984 murder case  Oklahoman.comMUSKOGEE — For decades, two Ada men insisted from prison that they did not kidnap and murder a convenience store clerk in 1984 despite their confessions ...

How Botham Jean's mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her son  WBAP News/TalkSeven months after an off-duty Dallas police officer shot Allison Jean's son, Botham, dead in his apartment, her attorney called with a warning: the 911 call ...

4 years later, Portsmouth killer tries to erase guilty plea  Virginian-PilotJust before Robert Lee Barnes was sentenced for the brutal stabbing death of a former high school classmate, the teenager told the court he wished he could ...

Jane Fonda stood up for her convictions; will you?  The Bozeman Daily ChronicleI've decided to respond to a letter submitted by a person who is angered by Steve Bullock's acceptance of a donation from Jane Fonda. I'm doing so not only to.

Toforest Johnson is on Alabama's death row for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit  The Washington PostThere's almost no evidence linking Toforest Johnson to the death of William Hardy. But prosecutors kept insisting the impossible.

The Weak and Risky Case Against Andrew McCabe  POLITICOThe case federal prosecutors reportedly are preparing to bring against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to his colleagues at the FBI is weak ...

Utah man deemed innocent and state will pay him $350K after his sons lied about being sexually abused  Salt Lake TribuneDavid Hawkins is all too familiar with hopelessness. He spent seven years in a prison cell, convicted of crimes he knew he didn't commit. But what did that matter ...

As marijuana legalization nears, those who left crime behind hope to clear their records  Chicago TribuneDriving downstate in 2010, Darius Ballinger was arrested with almost a pound of marijuana. He pleaded to a lesser felony, served jail time and was sentenced to ...

Alphabet Is My Latest Conviction Buy  Seeking AlphaThe Other Bets segment makes GOOGL look less profitable than they really are. GOOGL is hiding profits in a similar fashion to AMZN. On a sum of the parts ...

Andrew McCabe cites Barr in bid to avoid charges  POLITICOQuestions are still swirling about whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be indicted on charges of lying to investigators about events just ...

Video can’t benefit Nawaz unless proved genuine: SC  Daily Times... * Verdict says IHC alone can maintain, alter or set aside conviction and sentence in Al-Azizia case on the basis of evidence brought on record * Sordid and ...

Pell verdict an emotional, polarizing case for Australians  Crux: Covering all things CatholicWhen an Australian court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for abusing minors, the ruling drew mixed reactions from Australians ...

Bombay HC Convicts Man Of Rape 22 Years Later But Refuses To Impose Sentence As He Was A Juvenile At The...  Live LawThe Bombay High Court on Thursday convicted Hemant Mittal, a 38-year-old man for rape, 22 years after the said crime was committed. However, the Court did ...

Leaked video of no legal use to Nawaz unless verified by IHC: SC  Pakistan Today–SC says leaked video cannot be of any benefit to ex-PM unless it is properly produced before IHC in pending appeal, its genuineness is established.

Curtis Flowers murder conviction is overturned. Supreme Court cites bias against black defendant in Mississip  Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a black defendant from Mississippi.

Oregon lawmakers allow clearing of old marijuana convictions  KTVZSALEM, Ore. (AP) - Those with outdated marijuana convictions will be able to have their records expunged faster under an Oregon bill approved by the House.

With his murder conviction overturned, Mark Carver walks out of Gaston County jail  Raleigh News & ObserverMark Carver's conviction for the murder of UNC Charlotte student and Chapel Hill High School graduate Ira Yarmolenko was overturned by a judge. He walked ...

2 PSs spared jail, convictions in Tractorgate set aside: To respond to claims - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa TimesA conviction against two principal secretaries (PSs) has been rescinded by the High Court in Lilongwe following an application by their lawyer Chancy Gondwe ...

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Deputy Sheriff job with Arlington County (Virginia) Government | 40161097  Washington PostPosition Information Arlington County Sheriff's Office , nationally recognized for Excellence and awarded re-accreditation by the American Correctional ...

From the archives: Judge tosses Central Park 5 convictions  amNewYorkEditor's note: This article originally ran in Newsday on Dec. 20, 2002. Twelve years after they were found guilty, a judge yesterday tossed out the convictions of ...

P&ID conviction perfect solution to $9.6bn London court judgment- Falana  VanguardHuman rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN has said that the conviction of P&ID over allegation of money laundering and tax evasion by the Federal High Court, ...

Judge sets aside conviction of Malaysian man who stayed illegally in Singapore for 23 years  CNASINGAPORE: A Malaysian man set to be sentenced for illegally staying in Singapore since 1995 had his conviction set aside by a judge on Friday ...

U.S. death row prisoner in Terre Haute files for stay of execution  pharostribune.comLawyers for a federal death row inmate scheduled for execution Dec. 13 have asked the court to stay his execution.

Supreme Court appears set to overturn Mississippi murder case based on racial bias  Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the ...

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticFlowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system.

Manslaughter conviction overturned in shaken baby case  nbc25news.comDETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has overturned the manslaughter conviction of a Battle Creek man who was accused of causing fatal injuries by ...

They were wrongfully convicted, freed from prison. California treats them as guilty anyway  Los Angeles TimesDespite courts overturning their convictions, some exonerated people in California are denied restitution by the state because they can't prove innocence.

How a 1937 mafia hit led to the wrongful conviction that inspired Gov. Gavin Newsom to end the death penalty in California  Washington PostThe story begins in a smoke-filled beer parlor in October 1937, when a woman stood up to put a coin in the jukebox half past midnight. That was the moment two ...

Jalgaon realty scam: State seeks stiffer punishments  Times of IndiaAurangabad: The state government has challenged the Dhule court judgment seeking enhancement of punishment and fine slapped on the 48 convicts in the .

Retrial for jailed man whose girlfriend was set alight  Courier MailA MAN who was jailed for 11 years for setting fire to his girlfriend will have a retrial after an appeal court found the trial judges directions to the jury were ...

Windham County murderers seek post-conviction relief  Brattleboro ReformerNEWFANE — Two Windham County convicted murderers are challenging their convictions that go back to the early 1990s.Christopher Bacon, who was ...

Loophole lets convicted military rapists walk free; victim shares her story  Knoe.comAlmost 17 years later, Allen would come face to face with her rapist in a military courtroom. He would be tried, found guilty of rape and jailed. Then, a 2018 ...

Judge orders new trial for man convicted of killing UNCC student in 2008  WSOC CharlotteMOUNT HOLLY, N.C. - A judge has ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing a University of North Carolina at Charlotte student more than a decade ...

Judge to decide if Morales' 2014 conviction should be set aside  Temple Daily TelegramBELTON — A Court at Law judge is considering a writ of habeas corpus to determine whether to set aside Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales' 2014 ...

Prosecutor: Chris Tapp ‘convicted of a crime he did not commit’ in Angie Dodge case  Idaho StatesmanAfter spending nearly half of his life in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, and then getting released early from prison but still tagged with a ...

Convicted drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks new trial  ReutersLawyers for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo, on Tuesday said his drug smuggling conviction should be set aside and a new trial ...

'Shocking,' says rape victim advocate: jury finds CMU student 'guilty of sexual assault' but Judge Bicket tosses out verdict  WTAE PittsburghA Carnegie-Mellon University student was a convicted sex assaulter for nearly three months but when he showed up to be sentenced, Allegheny County ...

Photos: Looking back at Laurie 'Bambi' Bembenek's murder conviction  Madison.comCould one of Wisconsin's most famous convicted killers finally be granted a pardon nearly nine years after her death? The lawyer for the late Laurie "Bambi" ...

A criminal background doesn't have to be a barrier to employment: Ask HR  USA TODAYJohnny C. Taylor Jr., a human-resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for ...

Expungement fair gives Jackson residents second chance at finding work, housing  MLive.comExpungement allows those with criminal records to make their record invisible to the public.

Three Tampa officers were fired. Now 17 people will have their convictions overturned.  Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — The Hillsborough State Attorney's Office said it will seek to overturn the criminal convictions of 17 people that hung on the testimony of three Tampa ...

Oregon: Legislation to Vacate Past Cannabis Conviction Records - NORML - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws  NORML BlogLegislation is pending to expand upon Oregon's expungement law.

Politicians must put aside differences and fight gender violence: Maimane  TimesLIVEDA leader Mmusi Maimane has called on political party leaders to cast aside their differences and recognise the severity of the gender-based violence crisis ...

Federal judge recommends appeal of York County convicted killer should be denied  PennLiveU.S. Middle District Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carson Monday rejected claims of Paul N. Hansen that he was the victim of an unfair trial or ineffective counsel.

King County prosecutors help cut “breathtaking” prison sentence  KUOW News and InformationIn January, King County prosecutors asked a judge to reduce a woman's 40-year prison sentence that she received in the '90s, calling it shocking and excessive ...

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: SC sets aside conviction of 15 in Trilokpuri case  The Tribune IndiaTribune News *Service* New Delhi, April 30. Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside conviction of 15 men held guilty of rioting and arson in a connection with ...

How Genetic Genealogy Helped Christopher Tapp's Wrongful Conviction Case in Idaho  The Marshall ProjectOn Wednesday, an Idaho judge dismissed all charges against Christopher Tapp, who was wrongfully convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of 18-year-old ...

seeks to unseal John Doe v. United States court records  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressThe Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a motion to intervene and unseal court documents in John Doe v. United States, a sealed criminal case ...

Oregon Senate Bill 420 Would Erase Outdated Pot Convictions  The Portland MercurySenator Lew Frederick didn't ask for his cannabis-related bill in the Oregon State Legislature to be named Senate Bill 420. No, really, he didn't. “I wish I could ...

Martial law in Philippine history  Manila BulletinBeyond the common perception that martial law began on September 21, 1972 – 47 years ago today — when President Ferdinand Marcos suspended the ...

Ian Cultrona asks judge to set aside felonious assault convictions  New Philadelphia Times ReporterNEW PHILADELPHIA The lawyer for a man convicted of multiple charges as the result of a Dec. 5 shooting near Newcomerstown has asked the judge in the ...

Cadet back at West Point after rape conviction overturned  Star TribuneA cadet is back at West Point after three military judges overturned his conviction for raping a sleeping classmate, citing lack of evidence the sex wasn't ...

Brockton murder conviction vacated because of troopers false testimony  Enterprise NewsThe central issue in the appeal revolved around testimony at the trial regarding the location of the defendant shortly before the shooting and where he was ...

The man who raped her is asking for a pardon. This Minnesota survivor wants answers  Duluth News TribuneThe sexual assault survivor said she'll press the state to change the way it handles victims as part of the pardons process. Written By: Dana Ferguson | Jun 21st ...

Arizona Reinvents Its Case Against Barry Jones  The InterceptA year after a federal judge overturned the conviction of Barry Jones, Arizona is still fighting to execute him.

Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights  KTAR.comMichael Romero looks like someone who has worked with his hands for a long time. His muscular forearms make the many tattoos that cover them seem like ...

Murder Conviction of Steven Mark Chaney Set Aside 25 Years Later  WBAP News/TalkDALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The man convicted of murder in the 1987 death of a Dallas couple is cleared after spending 25 years in prison. Wednesday, the Texas ...

D.C. doubles down on destructive prison-first policies  The Washington PostThe movement for a more humane criminal-justice system has been gaining ground in cities, states and even the federal government. From Sen. Cory Booker ...

Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes ...