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Polanski May Still Dodge US Jail Time

Court offers director a road map to freedom

(Newser) - The California court that rejected Roman Polanski's request to dismiss his case because of judicial misconduct yesterday outlined a way for the case to be resolved without the director being extradited to the US, the Los Angeles Times reports. The three-justice panel recommended that the director be sentenced in absentia,... More »

Calif. Court Won't Dismiss Polanski Case

Misconduct by original judge not sufficient to throw out charges

(Newser) - A California appeals court won't drop the statutory rape case against Roman Polanski on the basis of alleged judicial misconduct. A 70-page opinion issued today acknowledged the " extremely serious allegations " the fugitive director's raised about alleged misconduct by the judge who first handled the case in 1977. Polanksi... More »

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