NJ Cat Killer May be at it Again

August 10, 2016 · by admin · in

Animal lovers in Dover, Delaware should be wary. A former New Jersey resident convicted of killing 19 cats may be up to his old tricks. Anthony Appolonia, formerly of Aberdeen, NJ, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2008 for torturing and killing 19 cats. He would respond to ads on Craigslist or in […]

NJ Supreme Court: Pulling Over Drivers for Use of High Beams Unconstitutional

August 5, 2016 · by admin · in

Driving with your high beams on is not justification for police to pull you over, ruled the New Jersey Supreme Court. On July 20, the court decided unanimously that such traffic stops are unconstitutional. The ruling is the result of a case stemming from an incident in November 2013. Essex County police officer David Cohen […]

NJ Bans Smoking on Public Lands, But Not Parks and Beaches

August 2, 2016 · by admin · in

Gov. Chris Christie issued a conditional veto to a bill that would have banned smoking at all public parks, beaches, and other outdoor sites. Christie’s veto leaves intact the ban on state-owned property, but leaves it up to counties and local communities to decide whether or not to allow smoking in their public spaces. Christie […]

NJ Courts Leverage Technology to Reduce Jail Time

July 27, 2016 · by admin · in

New technology currently being developed by the New Jersey Courts is expected to keep offenders out of prison – at least until their case is heard. The software will compile information to create risk profiles of alleged criminals so judges can quickly and accurately determine which ones are safe to release back into the community. […]

Should New Jersey Make Declawing Illegal?

July 4, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced Bill A3899, legislation that would make it illegal to declaw a pet. Declawing, which is performed mostly on cats, is a controversial topic among pet owners and veterinarians alike. Some vets simply won’t do it, while others feel the procedure can be performed humanely. Either way, the practice is quite […]

Atlantic City Considers Legalizing Marijuana

June 27, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

As Atlantic City’s financial woes continue, one New Jersey Assemblyman has floated the idea of legalizing marijuana as a possible solution to the crumbling tourist spot’s issues. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) has introduced a bill that, if passed, would place a question on the ballot asking voters to permit the commercial cultivation, sale, and consumption […]

NJ Bill Would Require People to Pay for Grocery Bags

June 17, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A new bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey State Legislature would require grocery shoppers to pay for paper and plastic bags. The bill, which is slated to go into effect on June 1, 2017, would add a five cent charge to every plastic or paper bag used by shoppers to carry their purchases. […]