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Judge prohibits state from enforcing law limiting attorneys from directly contacting crime victims (access required)

A federal judge is barring the state from enforcing a 31-year-old law that prohibits defense attorneys from directly contacting crime victims or their families, calling it a violation of their constitutional rights.

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