Law & Justice

May 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ-- The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — With the threat of foreclosures looming across the state and country because of the economic downturn, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law that provides direct assistance to those faced with losing their home. The measure, sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- State Lawmakers want to ensure that everyone has equal access to the internet.  Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) have re-introduced legislation -- The “New Jersey Net Neutrality Act” -- to establish a system to ensure that all New Jersey ISP ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Chief justice rules that with courtrooms closed by pandemic for 11 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman, apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The temperature has dropped significantly, and snow is accumulating. Your pets should be inside with you now. A Plainfield ordinance dictates that animals cannot be left outside for longer than a half hour, regardless of the outside enclosure, once the temperature drops below 32 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — A Piscataway School Board member brought up on an ethics complaint declined to answer questions into a 2019 Democrat Primary campaign flyer sent to Hindu-Gujarati households that named a former board member as a radical leader, causing outrage and fear in some township ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1649) on Friday protecting the home addresses and phone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure. The bill, known as “Daniel’s Law,” is named in honor of Dan Anderl, the late son of U.S. District ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Family of the Westfield High School principal who grew up in Plainfield, and who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a boy in France in 2019, have settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in the case for $5.5 million, court records show. Sheronda Braker, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — A Plainfield man has been charged with hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle on Somerset Street in North Plainfield early Monday morning, authorities say. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John ...

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High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ - An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal can release the names of all law enforcement officers who have received major professional discipline in the state, a plan that was announced this past summer following widespread national protests for police ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020. Three days after Ginsburg’s death, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 ...

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Republican challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Arguments before the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments on Aug. 5th from declared GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli and his legal team against Governor Phil Murphy's plan to borrow $9.9 billion to balance the state budget, Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough resident and former state ...

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY -- An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Dan Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School and the son of Federal Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed at his family's home in North Brunswick on Sunday evening, according to multiple media reports. Anderl, 20, was a rising junior at Catholic ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts.  “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a member of Union Catholic’s Class of 1998, made history on Friday when N.J. Governor Phil Murphy said he will nominate her to become New Jersey’s first black woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court. Murphy made the landmark announcement during a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy joined countless others across the country in a moment of silence that lasted 8 minutes, 46 seconds - the exact amount of time a white police office in Minneapolis, Minn., pinned George Floyd to the ground on May 25. Floyd died after Derek Chauvin used knee to hold ...

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