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Not sure I can imagine the U.S. Supreme Court ordering the government to pay compensation to the innocent people it has wrongfully detained/tortured/extraordinarily rendered/etc. since 9/11 (even in the relatively few cases that the government has actually acknowledged were outright mistakes.)

Rien ne réussit comme le succès.
by marco on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 11:42:16 PM EST
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The UK usually takes the view that you should be grateful you were freed. Compensation ? Ah, we'll wait till you're dead.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 05:53:33 AM EST
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Yes - at least  sometimes. The Canadian government provides compensation for those wrongly convicted. I am not sure of the details, and it was not a trivial search on line to find the information.

David Milgaard for 20 years in jail - about 6.7 million euros
Thomas Sophonow  4 years in jail - about 1.7 million euros
Guy Paul Morin  about .8 million euros
Donald Marshall about 1 million euros

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 10:11:03 AM EST
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That Chinese scientist at Los Alamos that had his life wrecked by bogus spying accusations got an apology by the judge, but nothing else.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 07:05:04 AM EST
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