Author: Donald Scarinci

Dark Money

Federal Court Enjoins New Jersey Dark Money Law

U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti recently issued a preliminary injunction in Americans for Prosperity v. Grewal. The order halts the implementation of Senate Bill No. 150, which is often referred to as New Jersey’s dark money law. In support of his decision, Judge Martinotti cited “the likely unconstitutional reach of the


NJ Supreme Court Rules Criminal Sentencing Statute Does Not Violate Separation of Powers

In State v. A.T.C., (A-28-18/081201) (Decided August 8, 2019), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the Jessica Lunsford Act (JLA) does not violate the separation of powers doctrine provided that certain conditions are satisfied. Specifically, the State must present a statement of reasons explaining its decision to depart from

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Fraud Claims Must be Resolved Via Arbitration

In Goffe v. Foulke Management Corp., (A-3/4-18/081258) (Decided June 5, 2019),the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that fraud claims regarding car dealership agreements must be resolved in arbitration. As emphasized by the court, U.S. Supreme Court precedent does not permit threshold issues about overall contract validity to be resolved by