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New Jersey Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Man Convicted Of Murder Because Statements Illegally Obtained From Him

By Phillip J. Murphy |

During the week of December 14, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of murder whose rights were violated while he was being interviewed by police. Specifically, the high court found that detectives had violated his rights by continuing to question him about unrelated crimes, even though he… Read More »

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New Jersey Bans Wild/Exotic Animal Circus Acts

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A measure signed into law by Governor Murphy on December 14—known as “Nosey’s law—makes it illegal in New Jersey to use certain exotic animals such as elephants and tigers in events such as carnivals, circuses, petting zoos, and similar setups. The bill was reportedly passed for the sake of public safety, as well as… Read More »

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Pressure Mounts on Hill over Criminal Justice Reform

By Phillip J. Murphy |

There is no question that the U.S. is badly in need of criminal justice reform, especially when it comes to reducing mandatory minimum sentencing. It is largely a bipartisan issue that both major political parties agree on. The current legislation pending in Congress—known as “The First Step Act”—is a step in the right direction;… Read More »

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Hearings Scheduled To Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On November 26, the long-fought-for battle to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey will take a major step when state lawmakers debate the bill to legalize its use. Debate on the law—titled “The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act”—begins on November 26, and is expected to be followed… Read More »

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Pittsburgh Shooter Charged With Federal & State Homicide & Hate Crimes

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The mass shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue that killed 11 people involves the overlap of criminal charges (criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and ethnic intimidation), hate crimes (obstruction the free exercise of religious beliefs), and civil rights issues. Armed with a number of assault rifles and handguns, the suspect allegedly opened fire inside the synagogue… Read More »

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Law Proposed In New Jersey Requiring Pet Groomers to Be Licensed

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Pending legislation in New Jersey known as “Bijou’s Law” would force pet groomers to be licensed, or otherwise face strict sanctions. The legislation was born out of a tragedy that occurred, whereby one woman’s dog died at a grooming session, inspiring her to push for changes and require that groomers not only get licensed,… Read More »

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Are Police Officers In New York & New Jersey Engaging In Misconduct To Get The Evidence They Want?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Below, we discuss two breaking stories that involve police misconduct and the potential repercussions it has on the innocent here in New York and New Jersey: NYPD & District Attorney’s Office Charges a Suspect in Jogger Murder “On a Hunch” The New York jogger who was murdered in Howard Beach (Queens, New York) two… Read More »

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Crackdown On Drugged Driving In New Jersey & Prison Conditions Coming

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A number of important developments concerning criminal defense, justice, and penalties occurred in New Jersey this month (August), as we discuss in detail below: Prison Reform Addressed In New Jersey This Month On August 9, a number of governors and state attorneys met with President Trump in New Jersey to discuss prison reform at… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules Police Need A Warrant To Acquire Cell-Site Records From Wireless Carriers

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On June 22nd, the U.S. Supreme Court made a monumental decision upholding protection of privacy under the Fourth Amendment when it decided that the government (i.e. police and law enforcement) first needed to obtain a warrant (and thus demonstrate probable cause) before tracking an individual’s location using cell phone records. The decision makes an… Read More »

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Is It Possible To Incorporate Neuroscience Into The Courtroom While Also Safeguarding Liberties?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The U.S. Bill of Rights enshrines certain individual liberties and freedoms in our culture that the law, governments, courts, etc. cannot infringe upon; rights that include freedom from self-incrimination and the right to a speedy trial by an impartial jury. We’ve previously discussed the use of neuroscience to argue for mitigating circumstances in a… Read More »

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