Criminal Justice

N.J. Supreme Court declines case that could have expanded sentencing reviews

BY: - September 30, 2023

Advocates want resentencing hearings for those who committed crimes as 18-20-year-olds, citing incomplete brain development.

Experts alarmed by claims that Menendez eased military aid to Egypt

BY: - September 26, 2023

Claims that Sen. Bob Menendez ensured the flow of U.S. aid to Egypt despite human rights concerns is a national security issue, experts say.

Sen. Menendez should resign, top New Jersey Democrats say after newest indictment

BY: - September 22, 2023

Sen. Bob Menendez won reelection in 2018 after a jury deadlocked on earlier corruption charges. He might not be so lucky again.

Sen. Bob Mendendez speaking

Menendez indictment details attempts to influence federal prosecution of senator’s friend

BY: - September 22, 2023

Federal prosecutors say Sen. Bob Menendez sought to install a U.S. attorney who would help one of his supporters beat criminal charges.

Feds accuse Sen. Menendez of taking gold, car and cash for favors

BY: - September 22, 2023

Sen. Bob Menendez was charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit extortion.

Lawsuit can proceed against New Jersey prison guards accused of refusing disabled man’s needs

BY: - September 19, 2023

Prison staff showed "deliberate indifference" in refusing to give a disabled incarcerated man his cane for 10 days, a judge said.

Appeals court agrees shaken baby syndrome is ‘junk science’ in some cases

BY: - September 13, 2023

A New Jersey appellate court sided with two fathers accused of child abuse who argued the science behind shaken baby syndrome isn't sound.

New Jersey parolees can get public defenders under new law

BY: - September 13, 2023

Previously, parolees couldn’t get public defenders and were forced to rely on pro-bono representation who may not have had proper experience.

Sexual abuse is a form of discrimination, New Jersey Supreme Court rules

BY: - September 12, 2023

The New Jersey Supreme Court unanimously agreed sexual assault violates the state's anti-discrimination law.

Activists renew calls for change after police kill Jersey City man

BY: - August 30, 2023

Activists say police are not equipped to handle people dealing with serious emotional distress.

Calls grow for laptop access in New Jersey prisons

BY: - August 29, 2023

People incarcerated at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton have been fighting unsuccessfully to get laptop computers.

New Jersey’s D.C. Democrats ask U.S. to back off immigrant detention suit

BY: - August 25, 2023

Eight of the state's House members and both its senators asked federal authorities to pull their support from a suit to extend immigrant detention.