I. Introduction

II. The Acquitted Criminal Defendant—His Present Plight … A. Criminal Costs in the Nebraska and Federal Courts … B. Malicious Prosecution: A Very Limited Remedy

III. Reimbursing the Innocent Defendant … A. The English Criminal Costs System … B. Policy Considerations Underlying the English System … C. Adaptation of the Proposal to the United States … D. A Further Modification to Ponder: The Scottish Verdict

IV. Conclusion