NJ High Court Upholds State's Wiretapping Law

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state's wiretapping law and the ability of authorities to intercept phone calls outside of the state, finding that the mobility of cellphones would otherwise thwart investigations.

The court rejected the arguments of Edward Ronald Ates — a Florida man convicted for the 2006 murder of his former son-in-law — that the state Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act allows law enforcement officials to overstep their jurisdiction by monitoring phone calls between out-of-state individuals...
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