Grimes v. New Jersey Dep’t of Corrections, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This appeal, decided today, had two unusual wrinkles, apart from its substantive outcome.  First, a pro se prisoner plaintiff prevailed over a government agency.  Second, a published opinion was issued per curiam, instead of being signed.  The panel consisted of Judges Messano, Suter, and Grall.

The issue revolved around a “calling policy,” applicable to a

Roseff v. Byram Tp., 432 N.J. Super. 8 (App. Div. 2013).  The referendum provision of the Faulkner Act, N.J.S.A. 40:69A-185, which permits citizens to petition for a referendum to seek to overturn a municipal ordinance, is not often invoked.  It is even less frequently the subject of appellate decisions.  This case, however, is

Having agreed to review on an emergent basis an attack on Governor Christie’s decision to schedule a special primary in August and a general election in October to fill the United States Senate seat that had been held by Senator Lautenberg, the Appellate Division has rejected that challenge.  In a lengthy Order issued by Judges Grall, Koblitz, and Accurso, the