The Supreme Court announced this afternoon that it has granted certification in four new cases, all criminal matters.  Here is the summary.

In State v. Nelson, the question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Under the circumstances presented, did the police have a reasonable articulable suspicion to stop defendant’s car; and were defendant’s rights violated when officers conducted a canine sniff during the course of the stop?”  In an unpublished opinion, a two-judge Appellate Division panel affirmed the denial of defendant&

The Supreme Court announced two more criminal cases that have been added to its calendar.  One is there by virtue of a dissent in the Appellate Division, while the Court granted certification in the other matter.

In State v. Vasco, the question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Under the circumstances presented, did defendant provide an adequate factual basis for his guilty plea to fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(d)?”  In the Appellate Division, a two-judge majority upheld defendant’s conv

The Supreme Court announced four more cases that will come before it.  The subject matters, and the paths that the cases took to reach the Court, are quite varied.

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a matter in which the Court agreed to address questions certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Those questions, unchanged from the way that the Third Circuit framed then, are “Does a life insurance policy that is procured to benefit persons without an insurable interest in the life of the insured violate the public policy of New