NJ High Court To Mull Legality Of Wiretap Law In Murder Case

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's highest court agreed Thursday to hear a constitutional challenge of the state's wiretapping law, which allows authorities to intercept out-of-state phone calls, in the case of a man who received a life sentence for murdering his former son-in-law.

The state Supreme Court granted certification in the case of Edward Ronald Ates, who urged a New Jersey appellate court to overturn his conviction on the basis that police wiretaps of phone calls that Ates, a Florida resident, conducted with individuals in Florida and Louisiana violated...
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