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"Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur/A Rutgers Law student repeated an epithet from a legal case, and now Black students at the New Jersey school are calling for a policy on slurs — and apologies."

 The controversy began on Oct. 28, after a criminal law class all first-year students are required to take. In discussing the circumstances under which a criminal defendant could be held liable for crimes committed by his co-conspirators, the student repeated a quote from a defendant that appeared in an opinion written by a former State Supreme Court judge, Alan B. Handler. “He said, um — and I’ll use a racial word, but it’s a quote,” the student said, according to a summary of the incident wr...
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Free Speech, Law School, Black, Trenton, State Supreme Court, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Alan B Handler

Invention of a Slave: 2021 Redux

by Dennis Crouch Tormasi v. Western Digital, Docket No. 20-1396 (Supreme Court 2021) Walter Tormasi is a prisoner in the New Jersey state prison system. He is serving a life sentence for murdering his mother when he was 16 years old after apparently receiving encouragement from his father, Attila. Tormasi is also a patentee.  His U.S. Patent No. 7,324,301 covers a computer hard-drive that allows for “simultaneously and independently” reading and/or writing on different carrier surfaces within t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, New Jersey, Patent, Western Digital, Lewis, Trenton, Chen, Casey, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Wallach, John Kane, New Jersey New Jersey, Brooks Kushman

New Jersey COVID-related prison releases results in single-day 15% drop of state's prison population

As detailed in this local article, headlined "'It's over, baby': NJ begins releasing inmates who survived COVID spread in prisons," there was a big reform story in New Jersey that became an especially tangible reality yesterday.  Here are some of the details: "I'm coming out!" Lissette Cardoso shouted through a second-floor window of a beige, nondescript halfway house in Paterson.  Four family members stood on the street in the cold outside.  They'd been waiting for more than 10 years. Cardoso ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Aclu, New Jersey, State, Trenton, Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union, Department of Corrections, Paterson, Garden State, Cardoso, Salamanca, Phil Murphy, Velez, Alexander Shalom

NJ Law Limiting Patentee’s Capacity to Sue Upheld on Appeal

by Dennis Crouch This is a quirky case, but the holding is troubling — that a patent owner’s state of residence can prohibit the patentee from using the federal courts to assert their patent rights.  I would think the 14th Amendment is on point: “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” Walter Tormasi v. Western Digital Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2020) Tormasi is serving a live sentence at the Maximum Security New Jersey State Prison in Trenton fo...
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Patent, Western Digital, Federal Court, Trenton, Cal, Department of Corrections, District Court, Chen, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Wallach, Dennis Crouch, New Jersey State Prison, Walter Tormasi

A “view” from the courtroom: The bridge-and-tunnel crowd

Politics is in the air at the Supreme Court today. Not the looming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will be drawing Chief Justice John Roberts across the street to the Senate in a matter of days, but the “Bridgegate” affair out of New Jersey. In 2013, three New Jersey officials schemed to close two of three access lanes normally dedicated to rush hour traffic from Fort Lee, N.J., onto the George Washington Bridge to New York City. (The other two lanes were shifted to join the e...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Senate, Virginia, New York City, Bridget Kelly, Fort Lee, Ireland, Levy, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Abc News

Custody and Visitation Issues: Trying to Get Custody from a Grandparent

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Pennsylvania When I was young, before I was 18, I fathered a child and the mother moved out of New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. My son was born in 2011 and I was not made aware of the birth of my son until 2015 when the grandmother was seeking child support from me. Since 2015, I have been in my son's life on a consistent basis and I have observed that his mother is not in his life consistently. From my knowledge, she lives in Trento...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Support And Visitation, Trenton

"She said [Christopher] Reeve, making one of his first screen appearances, became irritated whenever she would read during breaks."

"He’d say, ‘You don’t stay in character?’ I’d say, ‘For Christ’s sake, Chris, I’ve been Lois Lane for a year, all you do is look left, I can handle it.’ And I’d pull out my book and he’d get very cross."From "Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in blockbuster ‘Superman,’ dies at 69" (WaPo).Also:[I]n 1996, she endured what she later jokingly called the “biggest nervous breakdown in history, bar possibly Vivien Leigh’s,” a reference to the troubled “Gone With the Wind” star. “If you’re gonna fall ...
Tags: Medicine, Law, Superman, Actors, Cotton, Reading, Atlantic, Cia, Teeth, Christ, Chris, Trenton, Glendale Calif, Vivien Leigh, Lois Lane, Kidder

Federal district judge assails prosecutors for not seeking more prison time for cooperators in government corruption cases

This local article from New Jersey, headlined "Judge blasts U.S. attorney during sentencing of Guttenberg contractor in theft," reports on a federal judge expressing concern that federal prosecutors are being too soft in sentencing recommendations in a notable white-collar setting.  Here are the details: A federal judge repeatedly criticized the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark during a hearing Wednesday, scolding prosecutors for seeking light sentences -- sometimes with no prison time -- for p...
Tags: New York, Law, Obama, Washington, Office, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Newark, Justice Department, Walls, Christie, Trenton, Paul Fishman, George Washington Bridge, Port Authority, U S Attorney s Office

Hiring a Lawyer: Where to Find the Best Criminal Lawyers in New Jersey

Your question involves criminal law for the state of: NJ Criminal defense lawyers deal with the issues surrounding an arrest, a criminal investigation, criminal charges, sentencing, appeals and post-trial issues. But the problem is that how we can get them near to us.There are many law firms near to you but the best law firm in NJ is Gay Lord popp ,LLC. If you are struggling with criminal issues, Gaylord Popp, LLC in Trenton can help you. Thoughts?
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Criminal Defense Lawyers, Trenton

If I File a WEAR and TEAR(TM) Workers' Compensation Claim, Will I Have to Quit My Job?

WEAR and TEAR™ Injuries: Mostly a Modern Phenomenon One hundred years ago, when workers’ compensation acts were first being passed in Trenton and other state capitals, the American workplace was significantly different than it is today. Men then vastly outnumbered women in the public workforce – most women worked in the home – and a majority of workers earned wages either on the farm or in factories.Another difference - Then, due to the nature of the work, most injuries were traumatic: broken li...
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Trenton, Petro Cohen, Workers Compensation, Terri A Hiles

'Christopher's Law' signed, honoring boy killed in Lake Hopatcong boat accident

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed "Christopher's Law," a boating safety measure named in honor of 10-year-old Christopher D'Amico Jr. of Mount Arlington, who was killed in a pontoon boating accident last June on Lake Hopatcong. Under the recently passed law , sponsored by Sen. Anthony R. Bucco , pontoon renters must complete pre-rental safety instructions before setting sail.
Tags: Chris Christie, Law, Trenton, Christopher, Lake Hopatcong, Christopher D Amico Jr, Mount Arlington, Sen Anthony R Bucco

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