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Infectious disease quarantines
October 29, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the legal basis, potential complications and long-term implications of proposed quarantines for those traveling from Ebola infected regions. Potential topics could include: Constitutionality of mandatory quarantine programs set up in New Jersey and New York Compa....... [more]

New Jersey court rules GPS tracking unconstitutional
September 23, 2014
A divided New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday ruled that requiring a sex offender to wear a GPS tracking device after he has completed his sentence violates the federal and state constitutions. The 2007 Sex Offender Monitoring Act (SOMA) requires the states highest-risk sex offenders to wear GPS moni....... [more]

Federal appeals court upholds New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy
September 12, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a ban on gay conversion therapy in New Jersey. The lawsuit was filed by two licensed therapists, among others, who practice "sexual orientation change efforts." In November a federal judge in Trenton dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting t....... [more]

New Jersey Supreme Court finds rap lyrics 'highly prejudicial' to defendant
August 4, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday upheld an appellate court decision granting a new trial for a defendant whose rap lyrics were introduced against him in an attempted murder trial. Vonte Skinner was convicted in 2008 of shooting his associate Lamont Peterson seven times, causing Peterson's para....... [more]

Thoughts on the Rachel Canning Case
March 26, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnists William L. Laufer, Laurence J. Cutler, and John J. Harper, J.S.C. (retired) of Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd, LLC, comment on the unique issues presented by the case of Rachel Canning, the eighteen year old who filed suit against her parents for financial suppor....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses suit challenging surveillance of New Jersey Muslims
February 21, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled Friday that the New York Police Department's (NYPD) surveillance on Muslims is a lawful effort for national security, and does not constitute harm or violation of civil rights. The controversial surveillance program, which allege....... [more]

NJ governor signs in-state tuition bill for undocumented immigrants
December 21, 2013
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a controversial immigration bill Friday that will allow students in the country illegally to be eligible for in-state rates to attend state colleges, effective immediately. Christie's administration and the state senate reached a compromise on what has been....... [more]

Federal judge upholds New Jersey ban on sexual orientation conversion therapy
November 9, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday upheld a New Jersey law banning the use of sexual orientation conversion therapy. The unidentified parents of a 15-year-old boy filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction on the law, allowing them to continue using conversion ther....... [more]

UK national indicted on charges of hacking US government systems
October 28, 2013
The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey filled charges Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of numerous US....... [more]

New Jersey governor withdraws appeal of same-sex marriage ruling
October 22, 2013
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced on Monday that his administration would drop its appeal challenging same-sex marriage in the state. Christie's appeal was the last hurdle in making same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey, but the administration withdrew its challenge, stating that there is....... [more]

New Jersey High Court Correctly Rules Cell Phone Locations Are Constitutionally Protected
October 21, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnists Annabelle Steinhacker and Rubin Sinins of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. discuss a recent state court decision regarding the constitutionality of tracing cell phone locations...The police seek to utilize technological advances to aid investigations....... [more]




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