Month: September 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Entire Controversy Doctrine

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Newark Civilian Review Board with Limited Investigatory Powers

In Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark (A-15-19/083197) (Decided August 19, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the legality of Newark’s civilian complaint review board, which was established to investigate allegations of police misconduct. The court held that “state law permits the

Third Circuit Clarifies Free Speech Rights of Public School Students

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a significant decision involving public school students’ free speech rights and clarified how existing precedent will be applied to social media. In B.L. v. Mahanoy Area School District, the appeals court unanimously held that the First Amendment prohibits disciplining public school students