In State v. Joao C. Torres (A-15-22/086812) (Decided May 4, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed when law enforcement may conduct warrantless searches of a person incident to an arrest. It adopted the two-factor test set forth in State v. Lentz, 463 N.J. Super. 54, 70 (App. Div.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently agreed to hear appeals from both sides in a closely watched case involving law enforcement access to social media accounts. The specific issue in Facebook, Inc. v. State of New Jersey is whether police can obtain prospective electronic communications from a Facebook account
Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation into law that establishes a new category of special law enforcement officers. The Class Three special law enforcement (SLEO III) officers will be authorized to provide security in New Jersey’s public and nonpublic schools and county colleges. Previously, boards of education were authorized to hire