Author: Donald Scarinci

NJ Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

NJ Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has agreed to consider Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark. The case involves the legality of Newark’s civilian complaint review board, which was established to investigate allegations of police misconduct. Facts of Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark The City of Newark enacted an ordinance

Megan's Law

NJ Supreme Court Rejects Retroactive Application of Megan’s Law

In the Matter of Registrant, G.H. and G.A., (A-38-18/081737)(Decided October 29, 2019), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a provision of Megan’s Law that requires some sex offenders to register for life does not apply retroactively. Facts of Matter of Registrant, G.H. and G.A. Registrants G.H. and G.A.

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

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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