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Council Members in New Jersey Towns to Shield Undocumented Immigrants

Council Members in New Jersey Towns to Shield Undocumented Immigrants

Elizabeth, NJ- City council members in several New Jersey municipalities agreed to shield undocumented immigrants in their communities in the wake of stricter immigration enforcement policies issued by the Trump Administration.

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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies When Warrantless Searches of a Detainees Home is Allowed

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies When Warrantless Searches of a Detainees Home is Allowed

Jersey City, NJ- If New Jersey police want to search a person’s home, by law they must have a warrant or satisfy one of the exceptions to the warrant requirement. Federal and state courts are regularly asked to clarify when a warrantless search of a person or […]

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Essex County Police Receive Grant for Body Cameras

Essex County Police Receive Grant for Body Cameras

Newark, NJ- A federal grant awarded to the New Jersey State Attorney General’s office will be distributed to several municipalities to purchase body cameras for law enforcement officers. Three towns in Essex County will receive the funds to support dozens of cameras.

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Deportation Case of Bosnian Immigrant Accused of War Crimes

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Deportation Case of Bosnian Immigrant Accused of War Crimes

Elizabeth, NJ- Earlier in January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of a Bosnian immigrant who had her citizenship revoked for making a false statement on her naturalization application. The court’s decision will help clarify when an immigrant can have their citizenship revoked for […]

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Obama Reverses Cuban Immigration Policy Putting Some at Risk of Removal

Newark, NJ- The Obama Administration announced on Thursday, January 12, 2017, it is going to reverse a long-standing immigration policy that allowed Cubans entry into the U.S. without a first obtaining a visa. The federal government’s wet foot, dry foot policy, which granted Cubans entry to the […]

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Underfunded Public Defender’s Offices Cost Criminal Defendants

Underfunded Public Defender’s Offices Cost Criminal Defendants

Newark, NJ- All Americans accused of a crime are entitled to defense counsel regardless of their crime or their income level. A defense attorney is supposed to be provided to indigent and low-income offenders by public defender’s offices in each jurisdiction, but there is a growing underfunding […]

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New Jersey Enacts Criminal Justice Reforms

New Jersey Enacts Criminal Justice Reforms

Newark, NJ- The Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates for criminal justice reform, estimates that 38.5 percent of people in New Jersey’s jails cannot afford to pay bail and remain incarcerated until they are assigned a court date. Many of these individuals are being held for […]

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BIA Clarifies When an Asylum Claim is Frivolous

Newark, NJ- A newly popular tactic to get into immigration court or delay removal is to apply for asylum and withdraw the application when the applicant appears in immigration court. A strategic claim of asylum may delay deportation, but there are risks to filing a frivolous asylum […]

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Law Enforcement Seeking Data from Amazon Echo in Murder Investigation

Elizabeth, NJ- The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated virtual assistant aimed at helping people with their daily tasks, but law enforcement in Benton, Arkansas thinks data collected on one man’s Echo could solve a murder case. In addition to garnering national attention, the case has ignited the […]

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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Public Servant Rules in Official Misconduct Case

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Public Servant Rules in Official Misconduct Case

Elizabeth, NJ- Public employees are held to a higher standard than employees of private companies. When these employees act inappropriately or break a law while on the job, they face official misconduct charges. Sometimes there is confusion about who is considered a public employee. In a recent […]

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