Attorney’s public defender past would offer Supreme Court new perspective, advocates say

BY: - May 31, 2023

A bevy of advocates and legal practitioners said the perspective of a former public defender would be overdue on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

N.J. Supreme Court rules traffic stop that led to weapons convictions was unconstitutional

BY: - May 30, 2023

The ruling stems from a 2016 traffic stop where a cop pulled over a car owned by a woman with a suspended license, but she wasn't driving.

U.S. Supreme Court narrows scope of Clean Water Act

BY: - May 25, 2023

The justices issued separate opinions that showed a 5-4 split in how far they would allow federal jurisdiction to extend, with the conservative majority ruling to significantly narrow federal agency power.

State appeals federal ruling blocking enforcement of new gun law

BY: - May 23, 2023

New Jersey continued battling to save its new gun law, asking this week for a stay of a recent order blocking enforcement of most of the law.

As prison population grays, calls grow for ‘geriatric parole’

BY: - May 23, 2023

A new report calls for "rehabiltative release" of elderly incarcerated people. Legislation that would create "geriatric parole" is stalled.

Judge dismisses union’s lawsuit over correctional officers’ pay raises

BY: - May 19, 2023

A union alleged discrimination after raises granted to corrections officers, but judge found governor, state immune and claims flawed.

Judicial retirements poised to erase progress made on appointing judges, chief justice warns

BY: - May 19, 2023

Court vacancies have persisted over the last 12 months, and looming retirements could push them to record levels for the second straight year.

As N.J. gun law evolves, here’s where you can and can’t take guns in New Jersey

BY: - May 17, 2023

There have been so many rulings on New Jersey's new concealed carry restrictions that confusion persists about where guns are allowed.

From ‘disappointed’ to ‘thrilled’: N.J. officials, activists react to latest gun ruling

BY: - May 16, 2023

Reaction is mixed over a judge's order that largely sides with pro-gun advocates challenging New Jersey's new gun law.

Federal judge blocks more of New Jersey’s new gun law

BY: - May 16, 2023

Gun rights advocates celebrated the latest ruling as a huge win. Attorney General Matt Platkin called it "devastating for public safety."

Governor Murphy nominates former public defender to state Supreme Court

BY: - May 15, 2023

Michael Noriega, an immigration and personal injury attorney, would fill the final vacancy on New Jersey's highest court.

High court to weigh N.J. policy requesting confidentiality in harassment probes

BY: - May 10, 2023

Viktoriya Usachenok claims civil service rules requiring investigators to request confidentiality chill free speech.