Filings signal end of legal fight over Atlantic City needle exchange program
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The court appointee was tasked with settling a dispute over the validity of testimony from officers trained to recognize when someone is drug-impaired.