Controversial New Bill Would Lower NJ Drinking Age to 18

May 5, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll has submitted a bill to New Jersey’s Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee that, if passed, would lower New Jersey’s drinking age from 21 to 18.  Carroll calls the proposed change common sense, reasoning that a person old enough to serve in the military is old enough to have an alcoholic […]

New Bill Would Include Women’s Health in NJ Medical Marijuana Law

April 26, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A recently submitted New Jersey bill aims to add dysmenorrhea to the list of conditions covered under the state’s medical marijuana laws. Advocates of the bill argue that conventional medications don’t fully treat the symptoms of severe dysmenorrhea, a condition that causes a woman’s uterine muscles to contract repeatedly, causing pain and other side effects. […]

Fake Bomb Threats Plague New Jersey High Schools

April 20, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

March 4th, 2016 marked the third time this year that North Jersey high schools were disrupted by a spate of bomb threats later determined to be non-credible. The most recent targets include high schools in Cliffside Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Haledon, Kearny, Little Falls, Nutley, Mahwah, Paramus, Paterson, Ramsey, Teaneck, and Waldwick. The threats […]

NJ Supreme Court Approves Roving Wiretaps

March 30, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

According to a recent ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court, police can tap additional cell phones without a new warrant when a suspect “deliberately switches phones to avoid surveillance.” The court held that New Jersey’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act allows officers to switch which phones are monitored during an ongoing wiretap investigation, […]

US Supreme Court Rejects NJ Pension Case

March 23, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The US Supreme Court has stated that it will not preside over the legal dispute between New Jersey public labor unions and Governor Chris Christie. The battle over the state pension system dates back to a law signed in 2011, which contractually obligated the state to make pension fund contributions in exchange for government employees […]

Court Rules Jurors Cannot Participate in Criminal Sentencing

March 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Recently, an appellate court ruled that jurors cannot impact sentencing after finding a defendant guilty. According to the panel, “a judge may not consider for sentencing purposes any comments from a deliberating juror… Consequently, deliberating jurors are not permitted to participate at a defendant’s sentencing proceeding.” In the case under discussion, a New Jersey man […]

Court Holds NJ Child Welfare Agents had Immunity from Lawsuit

March 18, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The US Court of Appeals recently ruled that the New Jersey caseworkers who took a child from her mother were immune from a lawsuit because they had no prior notice that they were violating the mother’s constitutional rights. This reverses the decision of U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson, who ruled that the caseworkers did not […]