AUDIO: Appeals Court Questions Prosecution During Last Month’s Hearing

Following Friday’s unanimous decision by a New Jersey Appellate Court granting SCHI founder Rabbi Osher Eisemann a new trial, newly released audio from last months oral arguments, show the three-judge panel aggressively questioning the prosecution.

In what was a 45-minute hearing, the judges mostly focused on the state, and their alleged violation of the Brady Act.

“It means nothing,” Deputy Attorney General Lauren Bonfiglio said, when asked to explain the significance of the evidence in question.

“This is just material from the defendant’s QuickBooks,” Bonfiglio, who is in charge of the department’s appeals, added.

“It is not discoverable because it does not actually matter,” she continued, before one of the judges interjected to ask, somewhat incredulously, whether evidence is discoverable only if “it matters,” forcing her to immediately backtrack and say “no.”

A spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office said the state plans on appealing the decision to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Listen to the clip below:

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