Yesterday and today each saw a decision by the Supreme Court in criminal matters. Today’s ruling in State v. Hill, ___ N.J. ___ (2024), authored by Justice Wainer Apter, involved ...

State v. Fair, ___ N.J. ___ (2024). “True threats” fall outside constitutional free speech protections. The issue in this case, in which Justice Wainer Apter wrote a unanimous opinion that ...

What better date to present statistics from the 2022-23 Supreme Court Term than the first working day (for many people) of this new calendar year? And who better to have ...

Following up on yesterday’s post regarding criminal appeals decided by the Supreme Court in the first half of August, this post summarizes the Court’s decisions in civil cases during that ...

Due to a combination of factors, there have been no posts on this blog in the first half of August. This post will begin the catch-up process by summarizing the ...

Hrymoc v. Ethicon, Inc., ___ N.J. ___ (2023). As explained in more detail here, this was a products liability case involving “pelvic mesh” devices. (Actually, there were two consolidated cases, ...

DiFiore v. Pezic, ___ N.J. ___ (2023). [Disclosure: Catherine B. Derenze, my colleague at Lite DePalma Greenberg & Afanador, LLC, argued before the Supreme Court in this case on behalf ...

Today, Governor Murphy announced his nomination of Michael Noriega to the Supreme Court. He would fill the seat that was vacated when Justice Albin reached the mandatory retirement age of ...

W.S. v. Hildreth, 252 N.J. 506 (2023). This unanimous opinion was Justice Wainer Apter’s first. As is traditional for a Justice’s first-ever opinion, it was unanimous. As summarized here, this ...