State Supreme Court Allows Defendants to Challenge Prolonged Detention Caused by Pandemic Trial Delays

Defendants in New Jersey who face prolonged incarceration because of the suspension of jury trials can apply to reopen their detention hearings, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The state supreme court refused a blanket request to release certain defendants, made in a lawsuit by the state’s public defender office and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey… (


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