Tag: expunge

Jul 19

New Zealand Parliament Apologizes To Men Convicted Of Consensual Homosexual Crimes

New Zealand’s Justice Minister Amy Adams (www.beehive.govt.nz)

Members of New Zealand’s Parliament have apologized to approximately 200 men convicted of homosexual related acts that are no longer considered a crime. Legislation that will expunge their convictions is now being considered by Parliament. Sixteen is the age of consent in New Zealand. New Zealand’s Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 legalized consensual sexual relations …

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Aug 12

Federal Circuit Court Rules Judge Doesn’t Have Power To Expunge Valid Conviction

U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson

A U.S. District Court judge doesn’t have the authority to expunge a person’s legally valid conviction. That was the ruling of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on August 11, 2016. The person involved in the case was identified as “Jane Doe” in the court’s decision. In 1997 Jane Doe joined an automobile insurance …

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