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
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.
In Turco v. City of Englewood, the Third Circuit addressed when abortion clinic buffer zones run afoul of the U.S. Constitution. It held that the lower court erred in striking down an Englewood ordinance intended to deter “sidewalk counseling” of women entering an abortion clinic. Facts of Turco v. City
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
DNA evidence increasingly plays a role in the criminal justice system. In its recent decision in State v. Rafael Camey (A-73-17/080574) (Decided August 1, 2019),the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified when law enforcement may obtain a suspect’s DNA after its initial search is deemed invalid. Facts of State v. Rafael
In J.H. v. R&M Tagliareni, LLC, (A-6-18/081128) (Decided July 31, 2019), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that landlords do not have a duty to cover radiators in their apartment buildings. The case arose from the injuries to a nine-month old child, who was severely burned when he came
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
In Sergeant First Class Frank Chiofalo v. State (A-30-18/081607) (Decided July 16, 2019), the Supreme Court of New Jersey sided with state trooper who alleges that he faced retaliation in the wake of the Death Race 2012 scandal. In doing so, the court made it clear that whistleblowers seeking to