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  Posted on: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
NJ Gov. Christie signs law aiding crime victims
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Tuesday to give crime victims more of a voice in the New Jersey judicial system.  The measure gives victims greater access to information about the prosecution of their cases and allows the families of murder victims to display photographs or buttons of the deceased in court.  The law also instructs prosecutors to consider victim impact statements when deciding whether to accept a plea or allow a defendant to enter pretrial intervention. In addition, it protects victims from harassment and ensures they get needed medical services.  Christie said the law was needed to ensure crime victims' interests were protected.
San Francisco Chronicle
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