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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…

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…

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…

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

Minnesota Lawyer recently profiled Professor JaneAnne Murray in its "Breaking the Ice" feature. She discussed her clemency and compassionate release work, as well as sharing her thoughts and insights on a variety of other topics…

The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Laywers (NYSACDL) has just released its report on the "Trial Penalty," a phenomenon described as prosecutors using their charging power to drive harsh plea bargains or punish the…

Professor JaneAnne Murray, Director of the School's Clemency Project and also a board member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), co-authored NACDL's model "Second Look" legislation and accompanying…

Professor JaneAnne Murray and students from the school's Clemency Project, which Murray directs, provided assistance to the ACLU of Minnesota and Ballard Spahr LLP in developing and researching a class action against the Bureau…

Professor JaneAnne Murray, Director of the School's Clemency Project, was quoted in an article by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) on COVID-19's…