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New Jersey Assembly approves bail overhaul

Gov. Chris Christie called lawmakers in last week

Gov. Chris Christie called lawmakers in last week for a special session to demand action. (August 4, 2014 8:17 PM)

(AP) - New Jersey lawmakers have agreed to let voters decide on a key part of an overhaul of the state's bail system.

The Assembly voted Monday to put forth a constitutional amendment to eliminate the right to bail for all people accused of crimes. They also passed a law laying out other major changes to the bail system.

Proponents say they want to keep suspects who are deemed violent...

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