Former CMU student government president pleads to lesser charge in sex assault case  UpNorthLive.com

Detroit Man Cleared After Nearly 30 Years in Prison  The New York Times

State opposes certificate of innocence for man cleared of 2002 murder  injusticewatch.org

British teenager appeals false rape claim conviction  FRANCE 24

Expunging convictions from criminal records focus of Muskegon clinic  mlive.com

Texas high court rules Dr. Dixon murder-for-hire conviction erroneously tossed out  ConchoValleyHomepage.com

Supreme Court upholds conviction for men convicted of killing coal executive in Southern W.Va  The Logan Banner

Conviction dismissed for Detroit man who served 30 years in prison  MLive.com

Judge Denies Ex-Coal CEO Blankenship's Request To Overturn Conviction  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Lyons man's conviction stands for grabbing women at Lincoln bar, judge decides  Lincoln Journal Star

Student arrested near Valley HS with loaded gun pleads guilty  WDRB

Changes to laws coming in 2020  Mail Tribune

State's highest court will hear Gideon appeal  Lima Ohio

He Was Wrongly Convicted Of Murder And Had His Sentence Vacated. Illinois Refuses To Issue A Certificate Of Innocence.  The Daily Wire

Rock's lawyers want 1 fed count thrown out, new trial on other 3  WV News

A fresh start: Expungement clinic this Thursday, Jan. 16 aims to help individuals clear criminal history and rebuild lives  Muskegon Times

Man gets new sentence in slaying | News, Sports, Jobs  Marquette Mining Journal

Convicted murderer William Sandeson’s appeal hearing to get underway Monday  Global News

ReVision Break; New Rules; Veneta Man Killed  Coast Radio

Thanks to a new DNA analysis, a Georgia man is exonerated of rape and freed from prison after 17 years  CNN International

Messaging app data overturns conviction  Law Times

Rugby-Rookie Highlanders lock suspended after assault conviction  Nasdaq

Michigan juvenile lifer to get new sentence in girl’s death  The Detroit News

Pakistani court annuls ex-military ruler's conviction  Anadolu Agency

After Evans conviction, councilwoman moves to ban convicted contractors from city work  Cincinnati Business Courier

Judge permanently retires one-time lawyer Harry Kopyto 31 years after disbarment  CityNews Calgary

Brnovich wants court to deny new trial in Arizona case  Your Valley

Doug Evans sentenced to 21 months in prison  WCPO

Cuomo State of the State pitches low-budget progressivism — Commercial carters flout recycling rules — New subway cars pulled off the rails  Politico

Rochester woman's 1997 murder conviction commuted by Gov. Cuomo  Democrat & Chronicle

Key takeaways from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed budget  Baltimore Sun

EDITORIAL: State legislators need to end Colorado death penalty, not voters  Sentinel Colorado

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Slams Documentary: 'These Producers Lied Directly to My Face'  The Source

William Sandeson should be granted a new trial, his lawyer argues  Global News

Glens Falls man's killer back in court for sentence reconsideration  Glens Falls Post-Star

Dusty Rides Again: Convicted Cattle Thief Cries Foul  San Angelo LIVE!

Valentino Dixon files civil lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment  WBFO

Corruption case law in jeopardy as Supreme Court hears 'Bridgegate'  Politico

Lawyer argues detective hired by Sandeson's defence team was a 'traitor'  Yahoo News Canada

POLITICO Playbook: How fast could the impeachment trial be?  POLITICO

‘Unnatural for her to kill her own child’: SC acquits woman convicted for murder  Hindustan Times

Gomberg: New Year, New Laws  Lincoln City Homepage

San Francisco District Attorney Is Setting Aside Charges Against Adult Male Found with 13-Year-Old Girl “Pending Further Investigation”  Redheaded Blackbelt

Illinois Gov. Pardons 11,000 Cannabis Convictions  Ganjapreneur

Canadian who plotted New York City attacks appeals conviction, 40-year sentence  CityNews Winnipeg

UH law school project helps set aside inmate's conviction  UH System Current News

Murder case: Court quashes Lt Col Kaye’s 7-year jail term  Daily Monitor

DEA seized a woman's bag of cash at an airport; it was her dad's life savings  FOX 5 NY

MIT students protest prof with SFI ties  Albuquerque Journal

The Follow Up: Georgia gov aims to keep promise of teacher pay raise  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Voting Rights Roundup: Florida’s top court validates GOP poll tax on voters with felony convictions  AlterNet

Guantánamo's Indelible Legacy  Common Dreams

Judge denies setting aside conviction of Nicki Minaj's brother  Newsday

Judge permanently retires 1-time Toronto lawyer Harry Kopyto 31 years after disbarment  Global News

Tesha Miller locked up for life - Set to leave prison when he is nearly 80 years old  Jamaica Star Online

Federal magistrate recommends federal judge set aside Don Blankenship's conviction  WCHS-TV8

LHC’s verdict on treason case  DAWN.com

Absentees, voter registration available for primary  Daily Mountain Eagle

“Just Mercy” and the challenges of representing real life heroes  themediatimes

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/10/20  NORML Blog

State supreme court to consider setting aside murder convictions  Bangor Daily News

Tayyaba torture case: SC sets aside IHC verdict extending jail sentence  The News International

Worst President—Or Best? Trump the Polarizer  laprogressive.com

Trump and Obama equally admired? Eight things popularity polls tell us | TheHill  The Hill

Ex-officer who targeted judge in tax scheme loses appeal  Press Herald

Michigan: Legislation Pending to Set Aside Past Cannabis Conviction Records  NORML Blog

Lawyer charged with money laundering to enter defence before new judge  Free Malaysia Today

Prison board to Kansas governor: Dont pardon sex-trafficked teen  Dodge City Daily Globe

U.S. appeals court reinstates Nomura bond trader's conviction  Reuters

Michigan House considers expungement of marijuana, traffic convictions  Bridge Michigan

Train terror plot convictions set aside by Canadian court  BBC News

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned a man convicted of abusing his stepdaughter  Vox.com

Bipolarity Is Back  The American Interest

Michigan lawmakers push to expunge marijuana-related convictions  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Prison sentences handed down in Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court  kttn

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free Press

Kahle helps unveil plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws  The Daily Telegram

HAPPENING TODAY: Clinic to help expunge criminal records comes to Lansing  WLNS

SC refuses to hear Musharraf’s plea against treason verdict  Mangalorean.com

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

‘Conviction’ aside, Utah Supreme Court says sex offender must register  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Study: Few Michigan residents try to get convictions erased  UpNorthLive.com

No Evidence To Establish Ingredients Of Abetment: MP HC Allows 23 Yrs Old Appeal Against Conviction For...  Live Law

USAO defends Plowshares conviction | Local News  Brunswick News

Attorney for convicted child murderer says Memphis defense team made grievous errors at trial  WMC

Matt Bevin’s pardon in a child rape case draws controversy  Vox.com

How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

Get help expunging your criminal record at this Lansing clinic  Lansing State Journal

Matt Bevin pardons man who says controversial police detective framed him in killings  Courier Journal

With his murder conviction overturned, Mark Carver walks out of Gaston County jail  Raleigh News & Observer

A criminal background doesn't have to be a barrier to employment: Ask HR  USA TODAY

Bevin issues flurry of pardons in his final weeks as Kentucky governor  Lexington Herald Leader

After Juror Exchanged 7,000 Texts, Murder Verdict Is Overturned  The New York Times

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan Radio

'Hong Kong is at a crossroads': inside prison with the student who took on Beijing  The Guardian

Michigan House OKs bills to expand expungement of crimes  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

State representatives unveil bipartisan plan to improve Michigan’s expungement laws  The Hillsdale Daily News

Loophole lets convicted military rapists walk free; victim shares her story  Knoe.com

Expunging marijuana convictions would be easy under new Michigan bill  Detroit Metro Times

Windham County murderers seek post-conviction relief  Brattleboro Reformer