New Jersey

815 ABA Journal New Jersey articles.

Lawyer resolves suit claiming he violated confidential settlement in priest sex-abuse case

A New Jersey lawyer has resolved a lawsuit accusing him of violating a confidential settlement by telling reporters that a Catholic school had reached a settlement of “approximately seven figures”…

Controversial judge who went on paid leave after thrown-file accusation is ordered back to work

A New Jersey judge accused of throwing a file at a law clerk will no longer be on paid administrative leave beginning on Tuesday.

The state’s chief justice ordered Judge…

3rd Circuit upholds ban on firearm magazines carrying more than 10 rounds

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Philadelphia ruled 2-1 that…

Two Christie allies to be resentenced in Bridgegate lane closures after partial reversal

Two former officials convicted in a scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge for political punishment will be resentenced after a federal appeals court reversed part of…

Lowest bar pass rate for California in 67 years; other states see drop, too
Only 40.7 percent of the people who took the California July 2018 bar exam passed, according to a state bar news release.
Lawyer censured for texting nonpaying client ‘have fun in prison’

A New Jersey lawyer has been censured for telling a nonpaying client he wouldn’t prepare for his impending trial if he didn’t pay his legal bills and he should “have…

Judge explains why he asked a woman whether she could avoid rape by closing her legs

A New Jersey judge explained Wednesday why he asked a woman seeking a restraining order whether she could have avoided forced sex by closing her legs.

Judge John Russo Jr.…

Former BigLaw partner is sentenced to five years in prison in $7.8M scheme

A former partner at Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr & Gallagher has been sentenced to five years in prison for a phony invoice scheme that bilked her firms out…

My Path to Law: Adam Leitman Bailey
In seventh-grade English class, I was introduced to a book about John Peter Zenger, the reason I have been giving my entire life to wanting to become an attorney.
Are free speech and academic freedom under assault at colleges and universities?
Many see the case of Teresa Buchanan at Louisiana State University as emblematic of the precarious state of academic freedom for college and university professors. Others view the case as an example of the perils of applying a categorical rule to limit professorial speech.
Justice League: Meet the leader of this teen band of Supreme Court bloggers

When not looking at baseball box scores or cramming for a test, a New Jersey high school student focuses on covering the highest court in the United States.

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New York AG issues subpoenas to state’s 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse investigation

The New York attorney general’s office on Thursday issued subpoenas to the states’ eight Catholic dioceses less than a month after the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report

Senators take aim at bail industry backers

The mention of “bail bonds” can conjure familiar images: red neon signs glowing near a county jail, or the leather vest, dark sunglasses and blond mane of reality show star…

Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website.

Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District…

Several states seek to block publication of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Updated: The attorneys general of several states are seeking to block a Texas company from publishing its blueprints online to make guns from 3D printers.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir…

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