Prisons commish defends ‘gobsmacking’ costs during budget questioning
New Jersey's prison population has fallen by half in the past decade, but the system's cost has remained static. Lawmakers aren't happy.
U.S. Supreme Court backs New Jersey’s bid to quit Waterfront Commission
New York fought for five years to maintain the port-oversight partnership, citing crime concerns.
Courts official renews call for more judges
Courts' administrative director says 22 more retirements — enough to wipe out 11 months of confirmations — are expected by year's end.
Survey finds deluge of mental health issues among state’s lawyers
Half of the state's attorneys feel burnt out and isolated, while one in 10 told surveyors they had considered suicide.
Abortion clinics brace for busy days ahead, as uncertainty over abortion pill mounts
Abortion advocates want more state funding after conflicting federal rulings threw the fate of abortion drug mifepristone into question.
Little support for striking public workers in state law
Decades of case law that predates the state's 1947 constitution bars public worker strikes like the one started by Rutgers faculty Monday.
N.J. municipal judge inappropriately touched employee, complaint alleges
Judge R. Douglas Hoffman serves as a part-time judge in several municipal courts, including Robbinsville.
U.S. Department of Justice asks appeals court to pause abortion pill ruling
The Department of Justice’s request asks the New Orleans-based appeals court to decide before noon on Thursday whether the Texas ruling should be placed on hold.
A fight against floppy discs evolves into a prison rights crusade
A man incarcerated in Trenton is asking courts to strike down state correctional officials' ban on flash drives and computers in prison.
Report dings N.J. for no long-range plan on funding repairs at low-income schools
More than 50 schools statewide need more than $5 billion in repairs, but the state can't get more specific than that, a new report found.
Justices set new, laxer rules for obtaining police discipline records in court
Justices adopted a new framework for releasing police disciplinary records during discovery, ending a Catch-22 created by the old system.
Hitman sentenced to 16 years in prison for 2014 murder-for-hire plot
George Bratsenis is one of two hitmen sentenced to prison for their role in the murder of Michael Galdieri in 2014.