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Fight brews over costs of NJ's massive bail overhaul


State lawmakers are looking to make last-minute changes to New Jersey's massive bail overhaul before the new rules kick in, drawing the ire of civil liberties advocates who say the move would restore an unfair system that favors wealthy defendants. The new system, which takes effect Jan. 1, will weigh a defendant's perceived risk to the community when determining whether to release them before trial, rather than relying on the cash-based bail system that is common across the United States. more

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