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Breakdown Of Allegations Against New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Sexual assault and physical abuse allegations against New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman have been all over the news of late. As a result, Schneiderman ultimately decided to resign, noting that they would prevent his ability to continue to lead the New York office. Many remain shocked, particularly given that Schneiderman was a… Read More »


Will Sexual Assault Cases Ever Be The Same After The #MeToo Movement?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The most recent trial against Bill Cosby for sexual assault has many speculating that trials like these are now forever changed since the onset of the #MeToo movement. Many are now commenting that changing cultural perspectives are now affecting courtroom procedures, such as admissibility of evidence. While the first jury to weigh whether Cosby… Read More »


New Jersey Supreme Court Decides Juveniles Convicted Of Sex Offenses Do Not Have To Stay On Sex Offender Registry Forever

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On April 24th, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that juveniles can no longer be placed on the state’s sex offender registry for life. The Court found that his mandate under Megan’s law violates juveniles’ due process rights under the state constitution. This will inevitably affect thousands of people in New Jersey, who have… Read More »


Yale Rape Verdict Shows Differing Standards For Consent In Criminal Courtrooms Versus Campus Panels

By Phillip J. Murphy |

The trial against the Yale student accused of rape has been in the headlines of late, especially when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on March 7th, after less than three hours of deliberations. The message received from the trial was loud and clear: prosecuting sex crimes in a court of law… Read More »


Campus Criminal Rape Policies & Investigations Draw Concern

By Phillip J. Murphy |

New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met with women who have been the victims of sexual assault, as well as the accused, and their families, on July 13th in an effort to re-examine the recent campus sexual assault policies of the Obama administration. Specifically, some are concerned that these policies may be significantly violating the… Read More »


What Is a Mistrial, and How Does It Relate To Double Jeopardy?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Many of us have tuned into Bill Cosby’s trial this last month, which recently ended in a hung jury (mistrial). Specifically, the jury deliberated for 52 hours before a mistrial was declared because they were deadlocked. Cosby is currently free on bail, but also appears to be awaiting a retrial of the criminal case,… Read More »

Is Sexual Harassment A Civil Wrong or A Crime?

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Many have been following the scandal at Fox involving Roger Ailes, previous chairman, who has been accused of sexual harassment during the hiring process. These allegations reportedly echo other claims made by Fox News employees, indicating that sexual harassment was an issue there. While several of these individuals have now filed lawsuits against the… Read More »

Responding to Criminal Sexual Contact Charges

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Sex crimes are some of the most fervently prosecuted crimes in the state. Prosecutors will go to great lengths to punish individuals charged with sex crimes in New Jersey. This may be why there are multiple sex-related offenses codified into laws. Of course rape and sexual assault are two of the most recognized laws…. Read More »

Megan’s Law Registration in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Registering as a sex offender pursuant to Megan’s Law can have a devastating impact on you and everyone residing in your household. When faced with the reality of the impact registration has on the individual and their loved one’s some individuals decide not to register. However, this may result in further criminal action. The… Read More »

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