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Initial rulings on New Jersey gun law should worry gun control advocates

BY: - February 2, 2023

A judge's rulings represent warning signs for anyone who thinks strict gun restrictions in New Jersey can stand after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision.

Bill to expand restraining orders could clog courts, critics warn

BY: - February 1, 2023

A bill pushed by Sen. Jon Bramnick would allow judges to issue more restraining orders in cases of stalking and harassment.

Family of man killed by Newark police officer wants federal probe

BY: - January 31, 2023

More than two years after Carl Dorsey was killed by a Newark police officer, his family is demanding a federal investigation.

Firearm fans score another victory in fight to block N.J.’s new gun ban

BY: - January 30, 2023

A federal judge Monday expanded where people can carry guns in N.J. in the ongoing bid to block a new state ban on guns in sensitive places.

Federal judge asked to block more of N.J.’s new gun law

BY: - January 27, 2023

Gun rights advocates argued in federal court Thursday for new limits on a New Jersey gun law, parts of which a judge has already blocked.

New loss for gunmaker in fight against state probe of its marketing practices

BY: - January 26, 2023

Another judge upheld an order for Smith & Wesson to comply with a state subpoena seeking records about the gunmaker’s marketing practices.

High court sets standards for release of sex assault victims’ mental health records

BY: - January 23, 2023

Defense attorneys seeking a sex assault victim's mental health history must prove its relevance to access records, under a new ruling.

Bush-appointed judge to hear both challenges to N.J. gun law

BY: - January 13, 2023

The decision marks a victory for gun rights advocates seeking to pare down New Jersey’s restrictions on where firearms can be carried.

Judges can deny ill inmates compassionate release in ‘extraordinary’ cases, high court says

BY: - January 10, 2023

The N.J. Supreme Court rules judges can deny compassionate release to ill inmates if “extraordinary" factors justify continued incarceration.

Raising retirement age of judges could fix judicial vacancy crisis, lawmaker says

BY: - January 9, 2023

A senator wants to raise the retirement age for N.J. judges to 75 to reduce judicial vacancies and clear backlogged cases.

N.J. Supreme Court vacancy nears six-month mark

BY: - January 5, 2023

One state senator involved in judicial nominations said she hopes to have a new justice confirmed before lawmakers break for summer.

Trenton cop indicted in 64-year-old’s death during violent 2020 arrest

BY: - January 5, 2023

A grand jury indicted one of several Trenton cops involved in the 2020 arrest of an elderly city man who died after getting pepper-sprayed.