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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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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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A Discussion of Views on the Death Penalty Surrounding the Pittsburgh Shooting

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In the wake of the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Pittsburgh synagogue in late October and resulted in the death of 11 people, federal and state prosecutors are preparing to move forward with capital murder charges against the suspect connected with the incident, Robert Bowers. Bowers was charged in a 44-count indictment that… 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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New York Judge Orders Man Freed, Noting “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy Is Cruel

By Phillip J. Murphy |

In a major victory for individuals charged with immigration crimes, in late July, a New York judge (Paul Crotty) ordered an Ecuadorian immigrant (Pablo Villavicencio) freed from an immigration detention camp in New Jersey, noting that the U.S. government was applying its “zero tolerance” policy in a “cruel and thoughtless manner.” Judge Crotty also… Read More »

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New Jersey Legislation Permitting 218 Marijuana Dispensaries & Banning Child Marriage Moves

By Phillip J. Murphy |

During the month of June, the New Jersey legislature moved forward on some key issues, including barring individuals under the age of 18 from getting married and opening the state to a number of legal marijuana dispensaries. Below, we discuss these changes in greater detail: New Jersey Steps Closer To Banning Child Marriages On… 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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New Jersey’s Liquor Laws Generate Significant Confusion

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Jersey’s liquor laws have long been the source of much confusion: While one law limits towns to one liquor license per 3,000 people, another limits markets and other companies to two retail licenses only. While some towns often have their own regulations regarding whether or not liquor can be sold on Sundays, others… Read More »

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