In the most important election law case since Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission., the United States Supreme Court has rejected the overall limits on the amount individuals are allowed to donate during a federal…more
It is impossible to impeach the credibility of David Wildstein when just about everyone who has had any serious involvement in New Jersey politics for the last 15 years has provided tips, information and opinions to him through…more
With all the talk about the Democratic nominee for NJ Governor centering around Mayor Steve Fulop and Senator Steve Sweeney, will Senator Nicholas Scutari capture the liberal and progressive Democrats with his marijuana…more
When people learn that the Port Authority Chairman’s personal attorney made $300,000 from the Port Authority to do a security study and another $1.2 Million to implement their own recommendation, it makes people think critically…more
The New Jersey State Legislature is focused on bullying and violence whether it comes from Governor Chris Christie in “Bridgegate” or from delinquent teens.
New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a series of bill intended to…more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to revisit the issue of whether mentally disabled criminal defendants can face the death penalty. In Atkins v. Virginia, the Court ruled that the execution of persons with mental…more
The October 2013 Term is in full swing with the U.S. Supreme Court issuing its first opinions. One of the first cases decided, Stanton v. Sims, involved whether police officers are authorized to pursue a fleeing suspect onto a…more
The praise of a highly respected judge is one of the most credible endorsements a New Jersey lawyer can receive. However, incorporating these testimonials is still prohibited under the state's ethics laws.
A federal district…more
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Administration (NSA) apparently were not amused by the clever t-shirts Dan McCall created and sold via Zazzle.com. The two agencies sent cease and desist letter…more
Edward Snowden may never return to the United States to face charges that he leaked highly classified government documents. While the United States has extradition treaties with more than 100 countries, they do not guarantee a…more
The race is on between the New Jersey Legislature and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Both are considering legislation to permit entrepreneurs to raise funds through equity crowdfunding.
New Jersey has some of the toughest bullying laws in the country, but could annihilating your opponent in a high school football game really constitute a violation?
In Texas, school officials were forced to consider such an…more
It's not easy to admit being wrong, particularly if you are one of the most respected judges in the country. Yet, that is precisely what Judge Richard Posner did.
The admission did not involve a trivial matter, but rather a…more
As it kicked off a new term, the U.S. Supreme Court did not shy away from controversy. Its first case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, could have significant implication for campaign finance reform.
Referring to the spouses as "tomatoes" is enough to remove a judge from a divorce case, even if he also happens to be Italian. Superior Court Judge Philip Maenza was recently forced to recuse himself from a New Jersey divorce…more
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