Month: November 2020

NJ Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Boarding House Search Violated Constitution

NJ Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Boarding House Search Violated Constitution

In State v. Louis V. Williams, (A-40-19/083400) (Decided November 2, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a warrantless search of a Trenton rooming house violated the U.S. and New Jersey Constitutions, both of which require that police officers obtain a warrant before conducting a search, unless that

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Johnson & Johnson Tax Case

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Johnson & Johnson Tax Case

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently heard oral arguments in Johnson & Johnson v. Director, Division of Taxation et al. The case involves whether, following the New Jersey Legislature’s 2011 amendment of N.J.S.A. 17:22-6.64, plaintiff Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was required to pay an insurance premium tax (IPT) based

Police Disciplinary Records

NJ Appeals Court Upholds AG Directive on Release of Police Disciplinary Records

In In re Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld directives issued by the New Jersey Attorney General requiring the state to release information about police officers subjected to major discipline. According to the appeals court, the Attorney General

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses Warrants and Fines in Minor Juvenile Matters

On October 21, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the dismissal of hundreds of old juvenile warrants for minor matters and more than $140,000 in discretionary juvenile fines. The order is part of a broader initiative to ensure equal justice in the courts. New Jersey Supreme Court’s Equal Justice

NJ Appeals Court Rules Electronic School Board Vote Didn’t Violate OPMA

In Schwartz v. Princeton Board of Education, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a board of education properly cast votes using an electronic voting system… In Schwartz v. Princeton Board of Education, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a board of education properly cast votes using an electronic voting system. According to the appeals