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For immediate release: Oct. 17, 2005
For further information:
Winnie Comfort or Tammy Kendig
609-292-9580

MEDIA ALERT
Oral argument in Pasqua v. Hon. Gerald J. Council and Oral argument in Williams v. State of N.J./IMO P.L. 2001, C 362

The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Mon., Oct. 24 in the matter of Pasqua v. Hon. Gerald J. Council (Must an attorney be appointed to represent an indigent child support obligor who faces incarceration?). Argument will be heard at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom, eighth floor, Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, Market St., Trenton.

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tues., Oct. 25 in the matter of Williams v. State of N.J./IMO P.L. 2001, C 362 (Is N.J.S.A. 2B:10A1 to -3, which establishes a "Probation Officer Community Safety Unit" within the Judiciary comprised of probation officers who are authorized to carry a firearm and to enforce the criminal laws of the State, void as an unconstitutional violation of the separation-of-powers clause of the State Constitution?). Argument will be heard at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom, eighth floor, Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, Market St., Trenton.

Seating for the media during these arguments is limited and will be reserved in the order requests are received. Only one seat will be reserved for each news organization. Reporters and photographers must wear press credentials to be admitted to the reserved seating area. Reporters are asked to be seated by 9:45 a.m. At 9:50 a.m., unused reserved seats will be given to reporters on a waiting list. Call the Judiciary communications office at 609-292-9580 to reserve a seat.

Allow time for passing through security in the RJH Justice Complex lobby. Photo ID must be shown.

News organizations must make arrangements in advance for still or video cameras in the courtroom, according to the Supreme Court guidelines. If demand for space is high, TV, still and radio will use a pooling arrangement. Call the Judiciary communications office for information on electronic pooling.

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