by Christopher Zoukis
Bonita Bourke is a 56-year-old attorney and former president of the Warren County, New Jersey Bar Association. She regularly visits clients at the Sussex County jail, and as with all visitors to the facility, must pass through security before entering. One day in August 2014, Bourke said ...
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- Ninth Circuit Remands Drug Case for Reconsideration of Sentencing Guidelines’ Minor-Role Adjustment, Jan. 17, 2019
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- Class-Action Suit Against CoreCivic ICE Detention Center Allowed to Proceed, Jan. 8, 2019
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