Justices Urged To Clarify Damages For Wrongfully Convicted

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 9:32 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should review a case related to a decades-old murder conviction so it can clarify whether the wrongfully convicted can be barred from collecting damages if they plead "no contest" to the time they served as a condition for release, the American Bar Association has argued.

The high court should use the case of Louis Taylor and his 1972 conviction for murdering 28 people as part of a Tucson, Arizona, hotel fire to clarify its ruling in a 1994 case that set limits on how convicts may collect damages for their incarceration, according to the ABA's amicus brief...

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