Defamation lawsuit against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will proceed


New Jersey Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Hurd Friday allowed a defamation claim against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to proceed. Judge Hurd denied the state of New Jersey and Governor Philip D.

New Jersey Supreme Court allows review of juvenile sentences


The New Jersey Supreme Court Monday ruled that juvenile offenders with lengthy sentences may petition for a review of their sentence after 20 years in prison. ” The new ruling recognizes juvenile offenders’ capacity for reform.


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New Jersey governor signs abortion rights bill into law


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill Thursday guaranteeing abortion rights in the state. The new legislation comes amid concerns that the US Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Uncategorized Abortion Domestic new jersey reproductive rights roe v.

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New Jersey Settles with Women Prisoners Who Say They Were Sexually Assaulted Behind Bars


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Federal court enjoins New Jersey company from distributing unapproved COVID-19 treatment


The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ordered a company and ints principals to cease distribution of a product touted as a COVID-19 treatment on Tuesday, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ), because the product was misbranded and unapproved.

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New Jersey Remote Court Instructions


But for those courts who may not be able to develop their own procedures, I suggest that you take a look at the New Jersey Courts “Instructions for Participants in RemoteCourt Events” ?

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New Jersey legislature votes to legalize marijuana sales


The New Jersey legislature voted to legalize the sale of marijuana on Thursday in a move making New Jersey the first state in the region to legalize the drug. The New Jersey legislature voted to approve the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act ( S21 ). The vote is in line with the majority of New Jersey electors voting in favor of a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana.

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Supreme Court blocks New Jersey, Colorado COVID restrictions for religious gatherings


The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions for religious gatherings in New Jersey and Colorado until district courts can hear the cases. Covid-19 Uncategorized colorado covid-19 domestic First Amendment new jersey religious gatherings

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Latest New Jersey Gun Bill Wins Police Support

The Crime Report

New Jersey Democrats are fighting to maintain the state’s strict gun laws following the decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.

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New Sabin Center White Paper Recommends Legal Steps to Help New Jersey Meet GHG Reduction & Environmental Justice Goals

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New Jersey has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet the requirements set forth in the Global Warming Response Act (GWRA), but the state’s critical sectors have not adapted with the requisite speed to meet those limits.

New Jersey Considers Specialized Court for Gambling Addicts

The Crime Report

New Jersey lawmakers are considering adding a gambling treatment diversion court to their triaged system that already includes a drug court and diversionary court for veterans, reports Michael Symons for New Jersey 101.5.

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New Jersey Attorney General announces new police use of force rules


New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Monday updates to the state’s Excellence in Policing initiative, a set of the guidelines which govern the use of force for New Jersey’s nearly 40,000 police officers at the state, county, and local levels.

Federal Lawsuit Accuses BAPS Hindu Temple in New Jersey of Trafficking, Exploiting Indian Immigrants


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New Jersey Bill Proposes Increased Jail Time For Assaulting Officers, Disease Testing Requirements

The Crime Report

A new bill introduced by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in New Jersey would increase penalties against people who assault correctional officers and law enforcement officers in the state, Dana Difilippo reports for the New Jersey Monitor.

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New Jersey Pay for Veterans’ Homes Negligent Response


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Mini Village To House Recently Incarcerated Men Launches In New Jersey

The Crime Report

In Bridgeton, New Jersey six transitional housing tiny homes were completed last week as part of Hope Village, a mini village with 100 square foot homes that are fully ready to move into and uniquely designed.


New York sues New Jersey over compact governing Port of New York and New Jersey


Share This week we highlight cert petitions (and one original action ) that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether New Jersey can withdraw from its Waterfront Commission Compact with New York concerning governance and law enforcement over the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Opinion Shows Supreme Court of New Jersey Has Rejected U.S. Supreme Court's Luce Ruling

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, New Jersey Rule of Evidence 609 allows for parties to impeach witness, including testifying defendants, with evidence of some of their prior convictions.

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Lawsuit: New Jersey Police Officers Shot Black Man Drinking Tea in Parked Car


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Former Insys Exec Kapoor Settles Lawsuit with New Jersey


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New Jersey federal jury convicts MS-13 members for RICO offenses


A grand jury in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey Wednesday convicted three El Salvadoran nationals on various Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) charges, including murder in aid of racketeering.

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New Jersey allows defendants new detention hearings due to COVID-19 trial delays


The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that defendants who are facing prolonged incarceration due to COVID-19 trial delays have the right to a new detention hearing if certain requirements are met. . Uncategorized aclu ACLU of New Jersey covid-19 domestic

New Jersey Launches New Initiatives to Help Fight Wrongful Convictions

The Crime Report

Joseph Pennacchio wants to create a New Jersey Innocence Study and Review Commission that will recommend reforms.

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Supreme Court of New Jersey Reverses Bank Robbery Conviction Based on Prosecutor's Use of "Here's Johnny" PowerPoint From "The Shining" During Closing

EvidenceProf Blog

In an opinion on Tuesday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey also expressed a dislike, not for the movie It is a well known fact that Stephen King did not like Stanley Kubrick's film version of his novel, The Shining.

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New Jersey Prison Guards Indicted For Assaulting Female Inmates

The Crime Report


New Jersey Requires Police Licenses for Mental Health Counseling

The Crime Report

New Jersey lawmakers have passed two police reform bills to better police interactions with people with poor mental health, reports the New Jersey Monitor. New Jersey Gov.


New Jersey Court Reverses Murder Conviction Based Upon Hearsay Improperly Admitted Under the State of Mind Exception

EvidenceProf Blog

Similar to its federal counterpart, New Jersey Rule of Evidence 803(c)(3) provides an exception to the rule against hearsay for A statement made in good faith of the declarant's then-existing state of mind, emotion, sensation or physical condition (such as

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New Jersey Puts ‘Fair Chance Housing’ on the National Agenda

The Crime Report

On June 18, New Jersey Gov. The NAACP New Jersey State Conference, Latino Action Network, Fair Share Housing Center, and New Jersey Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism led organizational advocacy for the measure. New Jersey.

New Jersey Prisoner Wins Gender Rights Lawsuit

The Crime Report

As part of the settlement for a lawsuit Tuesday, the New Jersey Department of Corrections will now make it customary for inmates who identify as transgender, intersex, or nonbinary to be assigned to a jail stay in line with their gender identity, reports NPR. The new policy will also require staff to use appropriate pronouns, and prohibit harassment and discrimination based on gender identity.


New Jersey Appellate Division Upholds Validity of Second Pat-Downs


Jersey City, New Jersey — On September 17, 2021, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division ruled that officers may conduct a second pat-down of an individual during a traffic stop when the first one is unproductive if the officer believes the suspect is armed and dangerous.

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New Jersey City ‘Weaponizes’ Parking Rules to Cut Traffic Fatalities

The Crime Report

Sharp said Hoboken’s DOT has “weaponized” an already-existing law: New Jersey traffic regulations prohibit parking within 25 feet of a crosswalk, about one parking spot’s worth of space. Fatal accidents in New Jersey have increased 18.6

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New Jersey Program Pairs State Troopers With Mental Health Professionals

The Crime Report

The New Jersey Attorney General’s office has announced a pilot program that will pair state troopers with a mental health professional when responding to certain crises, reports

France financial crime agency, Credit Suisse reach 238M euro settlement in money laundering investigation


Just last week, the bank agreed to pay the New Jersey Bureau of Securities $495 million to settle a lawsuit for their role in inflating residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) prior to the 2008 financial crash.

Supreme Court of New Jersey Finds Lay Opinion Testimony Does Not Need to Offer Something the Jury Lacks

EvidenceProf Blog

New Jersey Rule of Evidence 701 states that If a witness is not testifying as an expert, the witness' testimony in the form of opinions or inferences may be admitted if it: (a) is rationally based on the witness’ perception

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New Jersey Expands Expungement Eligibility for Drug Court Grads

The Crime Report

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that expands the offenses eligible for expungement for drug court graduates, creating a path to expungement for recovering addicts who had been convicted of nonviolent, nonsexual child endangerment, reports the Asbury Park Press.