Courts

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.

Judge orders state to release information about police use of baby blood spots

BY: - January 4, 2023

Four N.J. police agencies used blood samples from the state's newborn screening program to investigate five crimes, sparking privacy concerns.

Court ruling denies tuition refunds to students who sued over pandemic rules

BY: - January 4, 2023

A three-judge panel found state law shields universities from lawsuits related to New Jersey's pandemic response.

Transparency advocates lose case over prosecutor group’s records

BY: - December 23, 2022

A judge ruled the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey doesn't have to release records to the ACLU-NJ, a blow for transparency fans.

Trade group says reports reveal an ‘unfair and unbalanced’ court system in N.J.

BY: - December 14, 2022

The situation in New Jersey is so alarming, the American Tort Reform Association says, the group put the Garden State on its annual “judicial hellholes” report.

Court declares churches’ battle against 2020 pandemic restrictions moot — again

BY: - November 30, 2022

The majority declared the challenge of pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings "moot" since most restrictions ended over two years ago.

Court sides with state comptroller in police training firm’s fight against probe

BY: - November 29, 2022

Street Cop Training caught flak for featuring controversial speakers at its policing training conference. The firm is fighting a state probe.

Gun group sues N.J. attorney general over public nuisance law

BY: - November 23, 2022

Plaintiff the National Shooting Sports Foundation calls the law “breathtaking in scope" and claims it violates the First and Second amendments and the Due Process and Commerce clauses.

Officer’s dismissed indictment latest black eye for state integrity office

BY: - November 22, 2022

A judge dismissed a misconduct indictment against a state correctional officer, the latest flub by the Attorney General's integrity office.

N.J. Supreme Court sets new rules to balance defendants’ and victims’ rights in sex assault cases

BY: - November 22, 2022

The N.J. Supreme Court set new guidelines for courts balancing the rights of suspects and sex assault victims, in disclosing victims' addresses.

Police interrogations must end once suspects claim Miranda rights, court rules

BY: - November 16, 2022

Police can’t interrogate suspects after they ask for an attorney, the N.J. Supreme Court ruled in their latest decision on Miranda rights.