Elizabeth, NJ- Legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use is spreading across the U.S. Eight states, and Washington D.C. have already legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 28 states including New Jersey allow medical marijuana sales. Even as marijuana legalization is growing; there is still confusion about when a pot user is too high to be driving and when they should be charged with DWI.
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.
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 their property is allowed by federal and state law. In a recent case, the New Jersey Supreme Court was asked to determine when a warrantless search of detainee’s home is allowed under state law.
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.
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 a false statement.
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 U.S. once they arrived on U.S. soil, has been reversed and now means some Cuban immigrants in New Jersey and the rest of U.S. are subject to removal.