The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in three cases. The first arises under the new Bail Reform Act. The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “At a pretrial detention hearing pursuant to New Jersey’s Bail Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:162- 15 to -126, may the State establish probable cause by proffer, rather than producing live testimony from a witness with first-hand knowledge of the offense?” The Court accelerated the appeal and limited amicus briefs and responses to 20 pages.
The second case th