Criminal Justice

Paterson loses bid to toss lawsuit filed by Black Lives Matter protestors

BY: - August 22, 2023

The protestors accuse the state's third largest city of wrongfully arresting them during a 2019 anti-police rally.

N.J. has spent $478K on probe of alleged discrimination at State Police, records show

BY: - August 21, 2023

It’s not clear yet what prompted the probe, though the New Jersey State Police has been targeted in numerous lawsuits by troopers who allege racial discrimination.

Stifling prison heat used to be just a Southern problem. Not anymore.

BY: - August 14, 2023

Some advocates have argued that hot conditions in prisons constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.

N.J.’s top court says unelected political candidates can be charged with bribery

BY: - August 7, 2023

The state's bribery statute plainly covers people who are not political candidates when they accept bribes, the court rules.

New Jersey’s top court underscores fair-trial protections in trio of new rulings

BY: - August 2, 2023

In three new rulings, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified rules on in-court identifications and video narration to ensure fair trials.

New Jersey initiative pairing cops with mental health experts arrives in Newark

BY: - August 1, 2023

The program, dubbed Arrive Together, is intended to lessen the use of force during police calls involving people with mental health issues.

N.J. attorney general says man jailed for 2003 murder is innocent

BY: - July 28, 2023

Dion Miller repeatedly confessed to murdering his neighbor in 2003 in statements authorities now believe were false

Governor Murphy signs new law expanding restraining orders for abuse victims

BY: - July 24, 2023

Abuse victims will be able to get restraining orders even if they have no relationship with their abuser under the new law.

New Jersey panel wants clarity on mandatory minimums directive

BY: - July 18, 2023

The Law Revision Commission is set to recommend language that makes clear those already convicted can seek to end their parole ineligibility.

N.J. man has enough evidence to show polygraph exam was falsified, court says

BY: - July 13, 2023

Recklessness with regard to truth is sufficient to meet the legal bar needed for evidence fabrication, U.S. Appeals Court rules.

Judges decline to require that minors consult lawyer before waiving Miranda rights

BY: - July 12, 2023

The three-judge panel's ruling comes in a case involving a 16-year-old facing a possible murder charge.

Activists call for federal oversight of N.J. State Police over racial discrimination allegations

BY: - July 12, 2023

Lawyers say nearly two dozen current and former state troopers allege they are victims of discrimination.