On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court has struck down a Colorado law that allowed the state to keep fees and restitution paid by criminal defendants. The court sides with two people whose sexual assault convictions were thrown out. The defendants argued that the 2013 Colorado law called the Exoneration Act, violated their constitutional rights for a guarantee of due process. Under the law they would have been forced to prove their innocence in a subsequent lawsuit before being able to get back money paid to the state after conviction.
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