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The Star Tribune reports that in light of the TRO won by the Law School's Clemency Clinic, Mitchell-Hamline's LAMP Clinic and the ACLU  earlier this week, the Department of Corrections is backing off its plan to reincarcerate 18…

On August 9, 2022, the Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray, filed a class action suit with the ACLU and Mitchell-Hamline's LAMP Clinic on behalf of the 15 prisoners currently on medical release due to…

The Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray, has filed a class action suit with the ACLU and Mitchell-Hamline's LAMP Clinic to halt the plan of the Minnesota Department of Corrections to return to prison…

On July 27, 2022, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers released a recording of an interview of the recently-appointed U.S. Pardon Attorney, Elizabeth Oyer, by Professor JaneAnne Murray, director of the School's…

Over two days, March 3 and March 8, 2022, the Minnesota House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Committee held informational hearings on a bill spearheaded by the Law School's Clemency Project, sponsored…

The Star Tribune asked its metro reporters to identify which stories from 2021 "they felt were among the most memorable."  One of the 14 chosen was Stephen Montemayor's Nov.

The Star Tribune reported on the unanimous vote of the Minnesota Board of Pardons to commute the sentence of Samantha Heiges, a client of the Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray.  Heiges was…

MPR reported that the Board of Pardons formally voted today to grant the commutation petition of Samantha Heiges, a client of the Law School's Clemency Clinic run by Professor JaneAnne Murray.  Heiges was convicted of killing…

MPR reported on the success of the Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray, in securing the likely early release of Samantha Heiges, a woman in her 13th year of a 25-year sentence imposed for killing her…

In a column headed "Law School Excellence," Minnesota Lawyer reported on the efforts of the Law School's Clemency Clinic, run by Professor JaneAnne Murray, to secure clemency for its client Kelli Caron from the Biden…

A client of the Law School's Clemency Clinic run by Professor JaneAnne Murray is one step closer to release.  At a hearing before the Minnesota Board of Pardons on Nov. 21, Samantha Heiges was told by Governor Walz that she…

Client of Law School's Clemency Project Featured in Article in Star Tribune