Over 300 Cannabis Convicts in Manhattan Now Have a Clean Slate

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Manhattan's District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. sued the city for making the expungement process too complicated. Now, hundreds of records have been cleared.

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Nearly 400 New Yorkers just got years-old cannabis convictions wiped from their criminal records, thanks to a joint effort from legal advocates, defense lawyers, and Manhattan's top prosecutor.

Last April, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. joined several legal advocacy groups and three anonymous plaintiffs in bringing a class-action suit against the city courts. This suit argued that the three plaintiffs' former cannabis convictions,...

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