TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that creates a limited self-defense justification for domestic violence victims who use force to protect themselves.
The measure would make some evidence regarding domestic violence restraining orders admissible and relevant in determining whether such force was justifiable during a specific incident. It would apply in cases where a person protected by an order used force against someone who is the subject of that order.READ MORE: Delta Variant Intensifies Urgency To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Health Experts Say
The Assembly passed the measure earlier this month and sent it to the senate, where it has been referred to the Judiciary Committee.READ MORE: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
But that panel has not yet scheduled a hearing on the proposal.MORE NEWS: See It: NYPD Says Teenager Targeted For His Shoes By 2 Suspects Inside Bronx Bodega
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