‘This is not a normal court,’ says Biden as GOP opponents praise affirmative action ruling

BY: - June 29, 2023

President Biden called the decision to end affirmative action at Harvard and the University of North Carolina “severely disappointing."

N.J. Supreme Court says cops need a wiretap to eavesdrop on your Facebook posts

BY: - June 29, 2023

Authorities can't use a warrant to force social media companies to hand over posts in near real-time, the court ruled.

U.S. Supreme Court rules against giving state legislatures unchecked control over federal elections

BY: - June 27, 2023

Republican legislators in North Carolina claimed the Elections Clause in the U.S. Constitution makes legislatures the sole state authorities on federal elections law.

Cops improperly used marijuana smell to search car, state Supreme Court rules

BY: - June 23, 2023

The ruling comes more than two years after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law that bars police from using the odor of cannabis as probable cause to search someone or their car.

Guns banned — again — in certain sensitive places under new federal court order

BY: - June 21, 2023

The latest order in gun rights advocates fight against New Jersey's gun carry law reinstates a ban in eight sensitive places.

Court ruling in police disciplinary records battle a blow for transparency, critics warn

BY: - June 21, 2023

Transparency advocates hoped the state's high court would require losers of public records disputes to pay attorneys' fees. It did not.

Eight judges confirmed to state courts, but judicial vacancy problem remains

BY: - June 20, 2023

Senate President Nicholas Scutari expects the Senate to come to Trenton for a rare session in July to confirm more judges.

Bill to expand electronic monitoring of violent offenders sparks concern

BY: - June 19, 2023

Lawmakers say expanded electronic monitoring would protect victims from dangerous abusers. Critics worry about fines, racial impact, and more.

Police training company takes fight against state probe to federal court

BY: - June 15, 2023

Street Cop Training asked a federal judge to intervene in a state probe of a controversial conference it hosted for N.J. police officers.

New public database sheds light on who gets arrested in New Jersey, and why

BY: - June 13, 2023

A new public database allows the public to search aggregated data on defendants in New Jersey's criminal justice system.

Bill to toughen penalties against fentanyl dealers advances, despite outcry

BY: - June 12, 2023

With fentanyl driving most overdose deaths, several lawmakers want to toughen penalties against dealers. Critics fear users will be arrested.

Lawmakers propose 14 as minimum age for juvenile delinquency

BY: - June 12, 2023

Most states set a minimum age to arrest and prosecute children who do wrong. New Jersey does not — and several lawmakers want to change that.