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Jan
24

Judicial Reform Bill Just The Tip Of What Could Be Changed

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A major judicial reform package sponsored by Governor Dennis Daugaard passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee last Friday, and is headed to the Senate floor.  The bill attempts to streamline the criminal process, and would eliminate preliminary hearings in misdemeanor cases.  Representative Mike Stevens is an attorney, and says preliminary hearings have been very useful in many of those cases…

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  Stevens says overall, the bill pushes some needed reforms…  

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Stevens says money could be saved by keeping some people out of jail…

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