The U.S. Supreme Court’s new term began earlier this month. The Justices have already agreed to consider several cases that could impact New Jersey municipalities. This post offers a brief preview. Public Unions: In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court will reconsider its long-standing precedent in Abood v.
With the holidays around the corner, festive displays of Christmas trees, colored lights, menorahs, nativities, reindeer, and snowmen will soon be popping up across New Jersey. While private property owners can decorate as they wish, public entities must be mindful of the constitutional separation of church and state. Under the
New Jersey municipalities should be aware of a key privacy decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court late last month. The Court held that police officers must obtain a search warrant prior to reviewing a suspect’s cell phone, even if the search is incident to an arrest. In the digital
The U.S. Supreme Court recently began its October 2012 term. While issues like affirmative action, gay marriage, and voting rights are some of the most-highly anticipated issues on the docket this term, it is sometimes the lesser-known cases that really make waves. As New Jersey public law attorneys, we are