State v. Jaffe, 220 N.J. 114 (2014).  As discussed here, the first opinion written by a new Justice is generally a unanimous decision in a relatively unexceptional case.  Today, Justice Solomon, a ...

Joseph v. United States, ___ U.S. ___ (2014).  Most if not all appellate courts have a rule that issues not raised in an opening brief cannot be raised in subsequent ...

Today’s post is another guest post by Jeffrey A. Shooman, my colleague at Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC. Riley v. New Jersey State Parole Bd., 219 N.J. 270 (2014).  In a ...

This is another guest post by my colleague at Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, Jeffrey A. Shooman: State v. Skinner, 218 N.J. 496 (2014).  I’ve blogged before about Federal Rule of ...

State v. Carreon, 437 N.J. Super. 81 (App. Div. 2014).  Courts often say that statutes are “inartfully drafted,” or the like.  This opinion that Judge Accurso issued today, however, goes further.  ...

State v. Camacho, 218 N.J. 533 (2014).  It is an error “of constitutional dimension” for a trial judge in a criminal case to fail to instruct the jury that it ...

State v. Savoy, 218 N.J. 224 (2014).  Under Article VI, section 2, paragraph 3 of the New Jersey Constitution, the Supreme Court has plenary power to “make rules governing the ...

State v. Witt, 435 N.J. Super. 608 (App. Div. 2014).  Only the Supreme Court of New Jersey can overrule one of its own decisions.  But a party who wishes to ...

This is another guest post by Jeffrey A. Shooman, my colleague at Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC: State v. Coles, 217 N.J. 467 (2014).  Sergeant Zsakhiem James of the Camden Police ...

Today’s post is a guest post by Victor N. Metallo, MAE, MBA, JD, Adj. Professor of Business Law, Montclair State University In State v. Ates, 213 N.J. 389 (2014), the ...