In a remarkable but unreported event in an Iowa courthouse a few weeks ago, a judge expunged from the court record Sholom Rubashkin's entire labor case, including all documents and trial proceedings connected with "The State of Iowa vs. Sholom M.Rubashkin."
The judge was implementing a new state law that grants a former defendant who was found innocent at trial, or for whom all charges were dropped or dismissed, full erasure of his criminal record. Such an act signals recognition that the case was withoutfoundation, should not be used in any way against the former accused and essentially, should never have been brought.
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