NJ Appeals court: Passenger in vehicle pulled over for traffic violations was under no duty to identify himself to police.

In a free society, citizens are not subject to arbitrary commands to “show their papers,” or prove their identity. That was the fate of African-Americans who had to show their “free papers” during slavery, and the fate of Jews who had to show identification papers in the Warsaw Ghetto. * * * To permit law… Continue reading NJ Appeals court: Passenger in vehicle pulled over for traffic violations was under no duty to identify himself to police.

After twenty-six months of foot-dragging, attorney disciplinary system finally files complaint against former South Jersey mayor.

On November 30, 2017, I filed an ethics grievance with the District I Ethics Committee against an elected Franklin Township (Gloucester County) Committeewoman. My grievance provided evidence that the Committeewoman, a lawyer with a Vineland office address, had served as Franklin’s public defender during a nearly two-year period spanning 2011 through 2013 during which the… Continue reading After twenty-six months of foot-dragging, attorney disciplinary system finally files complaint against former South Jersey mayor.

Clayton police officer fired for “dropping body weight on handcuffed suspect” sues for reinstatement. Suspect also sues Clayton for civil rights violation.

In a February 18, 2020 lawsuit, filed in Gloucester County Superior Court, former Clayton Borough (Gloucester County NJ) patrolman Eduardo Diaz claimed that the Borough Council’s February 13, 2020 decision to fire him “was excessive and unjustified” and based on a disciplinary hearing officer’s findings that were “against the weight of the evidence and [which]… Continue reading Clayton police officer fired for “dropping body weight on handcuffed suspect” sues for reinstatement. Suspect also sues Clayton for civil rights violation.

Ocean County cops shielded from liability by “qualified immunity” after arresting and jailing an innocent man.

From today’s (03/06/2020) decision by a two-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division: “Plaintiff Tora Evans was arrested for a crime he did not commit all because he happened to be in the vicinity of other criminal conduct. He remained incarcerated for six weeks before making bail; in the meantime, he lost… Continue reading Ocean County cops shielded from liability by “qualified immunity” after arresting and jailing an innocent man.

Seven-year delay in docketing judgment draws ethics complaint against Middlesex County lawyer.

A Perth Amboy personal injury lawyer is in ethics hot water for allegedly failing to promptly enter his client’s $427,737.86 judgment on the Superior Court’s Civil Judgment and Order Docket. Entering a judgment on this Docket causes it to become a lien against any real estate owned by the judgment debtor. The July 17, 2019… Continue reading Seven-year delay in docketing judgment draws ethics complaint against Middlesex County lawyer.