The Supreme Court has announced that it has granted review in three more cases.  Two of them resulted from unpublished Appellate Division rulings in cases where police officers are the plaintiffs, and the third is from a published opinion in a criminal case.

The criminal appeal is State v. Miller.  The decision below, in which a three-judge panel affirmed defendant’s convictions on two counts of child endangerment by possessing and distributing child pornography, but remanded for resentencing, was reported at 449 N.J. Super. 460 (App. Div. 2017).  The question prese

Governor Murphy announced yesterday that he is nominating Justice Patterson for tenure on the Supreme Court.  Justice Patterson has served with distinction on the Court for the past seven years.  She has written important and well-crafted opinions, and she has made herself available for frequent appearances on continuing legal education panels and other desirably activities beyond her duties on the Court.  Early indications are that this nomination should have smooth sailing.  In my view, t

Brennan v. Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  This opinion by Chief Justice Rabner, for a unanimous Supreme Court, addressed an issue that arose under the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13 (“OPRA”).  The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office held a public auction of sports memorabilia that it had seized in the course of its business.  There were 39 successful bidders.  Plaintiff filed an OPRA request for, am