Courts

Filings signal end of legal fight over Atlantic City needle exchange program

BY: - September 21, 2022

The yearlong legal battle launched after Atlantic City voted to shut down the state's largest syringe access program.

Parents score victory in federal civil rights battle over baby blood spots

BY: - September 19, 2022

A federal judge said Michigan unconstitutionally stored, sold, and tested blood collected in newborn health screenings, a ruling that could impact other states like N.J.

Governor Murphy nominates Judge Fasciale to N.J. Supreme Court

BY: - September 14, 2022

The nomination leaves one seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court without a permanent successor, though two nominees haven't been confirmed.

More than 2,000 charges dismissed after court review of drug tests

BY: - September 12, 2022

A judge was tasked with reviewing thousands of cases after a technician was accused of filing drug test results without screening the samples

N.J. Supreme Court nomination will finally move forward, 18 months later

BY: - September 2, 2022

A Bergen County Republican who had been blocking Gov. Phil Murphy's nominee to the high court has agreed to allow the nomination to proceed

Newly released records in Elizabeth probe offer peek into toxic culture of policing

BY: - September 2, 2022

The report stems from an investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office into former Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove.

N.J. Supreme Court rules against police who entered home without warrant

BY: and - August 24, 2022

High court says traffic warrants don't allow police to enter a third party's home, as lawyers for the state argued.

Ruling allows lawsuit to proceed that pits special education parents against N.J.

BY: - August 24, 2022

The judge's decision advances a lawsuit centered on delays in how N.J. resolves disputes over children’s special education programs.

Judges side with Piscataway progressives in ballot question case

BY: - August 24, 2022

Two judges said the Piscataway Township Council improperly added two questions to the November 2021 ballot.

Both sides ask judge to take fusion voting case off the fast track

BY: - August 19, 2022

Lawyers for the state and Moderate Party agree the case is unlikely to be decided in time for November's election.

Juries mulling child assault cases must be told corporal punishment is legal, court rules

BY: - August 19, 2022

In New Jersey, physical punishment such as spanking and slapping is forbidden in schools but allowed in homes, as long as it’s not so severe it leaves bruises, marks, or injuries.

Drug recognition experts are reliable enough to provide evidence, special master says

BY: - August 18, 2022

The court appointee was tasked with settling a dispute over the validity of testimony from officers trained to recognize when someone is drug-impaired.