NJ High Court Mulls Wiretap Obtained Minutes Before Approval

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether the state’s wiretapping laws allow a telephone conversation to be used as evidence in a criminal investigation if the recording wasn’t properly authorized beforehand, a case that could affect criminal investigations statewide.

New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Steven A. Yomtov urged the high court to overturn an appellate decision excluding from evidence a consensually intercepted telephone conversation between an Essex County man and the daughter he is accused of sexually assaulting. According to the appellate decision, the...
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