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 […]

NJ Sheriff’s Office Arrests 133 for Delinquent Child Support Payments

March 13, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A recent sweep in New Jersey led to the apprehension of more than 100 parents who had failed to pay child support. The state-wide sweep was conducted by the local sheriffs in conjunction with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice, Trenton Police Department, and the US Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. The sweep […]