I recently learned a new word: “vacatur.” A legal term, it describes a court’s discretionary power to set aside a previous judgment, as when a higher court reviews and overturns the ruling of a lower court. It makes sense for Christians to know this word because it also means something far less technical to its beneficiaries. It means “new life.”

An increasing number of states are adopting vacatur laws to help victims of sex trafficking clear their criminal records. NPR reporter Carrie Johnson…  [more]