The faces of judges and... well, the spectators (it cannot be said in any other words) were also judges, only starting at different moment of time.
Nevertheless, he got cleared probably because the Minister now is Arthur Weasley. Quite a sensible man generally... except what concerns the quantity of children.
After the words "Free of all charges" I finally could cry. I saw Severus' pale face and eyes... the expression was шnexplainable. And then I just lost a grip on myself. I simply couldn't be strong anymore. But he could. He always could. No matter what came.
They asked him to return to the place of the teacher of Defence against the Dark Arts.I wonder who on earth needs to know the subject anymore.