Month: January 2020

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cell Phone Privacy Case

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cell Phone Privacy Case

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently heard oral arguments in a closely-watched Fifth Amendment case. The issue in State v. Andrews is whether the defendant can be forced to turn over the passcode for his encrypted iPhone. During oral arguments, Justice Barry Albin acknowledged that the case “could cause the court

Federal Court Rejects Post-Janus Lawsuits Over Union Dues

A federal district court has dismissed a suit by several non-union New Jersey teachers seeking to recoup their union dues in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The court also rejected arguments that teachers are

New Law Amends MLUL to Address Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy has made clean energy one of his top priorities. Earlier this year, New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities released a draft Energy Master Plan to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050, which includes reducing emissions by encouraging electric vehicle adoption.  In June, the Murphy Administration announced the New Jersey Partnership