Courts

Nine months later, fusion voting case trudges on

BY: - April 20, 2023

The state and New Jersey Republicans have asked for the case to be thrown out. Fusion voting supporters say delays risk limiting voter choice for another year.

Prisons commish defends ‘gobsmacking’ costs during budget questioning

BY: - April 19, 2023

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

BY: - April 18, 2023

New York fought for five years to maintain the port-oversight partnership, citing crime concerns.

Courts official renews call for more judges

BY: - April 18, 2023

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

BY: - April 17, 2023

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

BY: - April 14, 2023

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

BY: - April 13, 2023

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

BY: - April 11, 2023

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

BY: - April 10, 2023

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

BY: - April 5, 2023

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

BY: - April 1, 2023

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

BY: - March 31, 2023

Justices adopted a new framework for releasing police disciplinary records during discovery, ending a Catch-22 created by the old system.