The New Jersey State Bar Association is hollering mad at a policy, enforced by state court regulators, requiring third-time drunken-driving offenders to be hauled off to jail the minute they’re convicted.

In a resolution made public last Tuesday, the Bar said the Administrative Office of the Courts lacks legal authority to impose such a policy. And what’s more, the Bar said, the directive exemplifies a pattern of “overarching and unauthorized exercise of control by the AOC.”

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