NJ High Court Urged To Revive Verdict In Counsel Choice Row

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 8:43 PM EST) -- A New Jersey state prosecutor told the state Supreme Court on Monday that a jury's conviction should be reinstated because the defendant was not robbed of his choice of counsel as he claims, queuing up an opinion that could affect criminal procedures statewide.

New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Teresa S. Blair asked the high court to reinstate a jury's criminal conviction of Raymond Kates of Bridgeton, N.J., who was convicted of eluding and resisting arrest in 2010. Kates had his conviction overturned in May 2012, after...
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