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ig zo nuh rayt

  • v  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

  • His dignity and honor was restored when he was exonerated of all the charges.
  • To exonerate him completely cast doubt on the entire proceedings and has done much over the years to deepen Japan's collective amnesia about the crimes of its military.
  • The judge had served Vichy and may have thought he could exonerate himself by condemning Brasillach; the jurors were veterans of the Resistance he had denounced so furiously.
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  • Use caution with DNA
    DNA has turned into a useful law-enforcement tool. In the most high-profile cases, the genetic material has been used to exonerate people wrongfully convicted of crimes. But DNA has also grown into a popular tool for solving cold cases. Most states and the federal government permit its collection from people arrested for serious offenses. read more
    June 21, 2013 - The Times Record
  • Justin Bieber's security video doesn't clear him in speeding case, prosecutors say
    By KATE STANTON, UPI.com Los Angeles authorities say that security footage of Justin Bieber isn't enough to exonerate him in a May speeding incident.
    June 18, 2013 - UPI
  • Scoppe: What Rainey v. Haley tells us about ethics reform
    The Supreme Court did not exonerate Gov. Nikki Haley on ethics charges last week; it tossed the case on a technicality. But she would have won on the merits — which says more about the problems with our ethics law than about her ethics.
    June 17, 2013 - The State

  • Ephraim Sneh in Washington Post
    They are just terrorists in suits. This doesn't exonerate him,Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh told Israel Radio. "There is no one in the leading, commanding circle of Hamas who has immunity."
  • John Roberts in AFP
    DNA testing has an unparalleled ability both to exonerate the wrongly convicted and to identify the guilty,Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the court opinion of the case of William Osborne, serving 26 years in prison for the 1994 rape.

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