New Jersey Supreme Court

A conviction was overturned for a woman who briefly left her small child alone in a car. (Credit: CBS2)

N.J. Supreme Court: There May Be Acceptable Circumstances To Leave Kids Alone In Car

A decision from New Jersey’s highest court might come as a surprise to many people. Leaving your children alone in a car is not necessarily a crime.

08/21/2015

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N.J. Woman To Get New Hearing After Conviction For Leaving Small Child In Car Briefly

Six years ago, a New Jersey mother left her 19-month-old in the car while she ran into the Middlesex Mall in South Plainfield for 5 or 10 minutes.

08/20/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Role Of Government Powers At Issue In NJ Pension Case

New Jersey’s top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers’ unions on Wednesday.

05/06/2015

Paramus Catholic High School employees Michael Sumulikoski (left) and Artur Sopel were accused in sexual assaults on students alleged to have occurred during a class trip to Germany. Btu the New Jersey Supreme Court has tossed the charges. (Credit: CBS2)

State Supreme Court Tosses Sex Assault Charges Against Paramus Catholic Employees

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state cannot prosecute two high school employees for sexual assaults on students alleged to have occurred during a class trip to Germany.

03/18/2015

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NJ Supreme Court Stops Convicted State Trooper Killer’s Parole Bid

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has put the brakes on the parole bid of a man convicted in the 1973 murder of a state trooper.

02/05/2015

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N.J. Supreme Court Tosses Man’s Child Abuse Guilty Plea Based On ‘Off-Color’ Language

The New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a Morris County was not guilty of child abuse just because he admitted to using “off-color language” in the presence of a 13-year-old foster child.

02/02/2015

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NJ Court Rules That Some Sex Offenders Will Be Exempt From GPS Monitoring

More than 100 convicted sex offenders who have served their prison sentences could be taken off GPS monitoring devices.

09/23/2014

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NJ Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing For Woman Convicted Of Killing HS Rival

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing for a Newark woman convicted of killing a high school rival hours after the victim celebrated her graduation in 2008.

09/11/2014

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New Jersey Man’s Bid To Carry Concealed Weapon Could Head To Supreme Court

A lower court had struck down his permit to carry a concealed handgun and it appeared that the high court would have a voice in the often controversial area of gun control.

07/12/2014

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New Jersey Supreme Court Listens: Can Rap Lyrics Be Used As Evidence?

Vonte Skinner was convicted of shooting a rival multiple times in 2005 in Burlington County, leaving the man partially paralyzed.

04/09/2014

Alexander Padilla and Anthony Arenas cut a piece of cake after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.

10/21/2013

Louise Wolpin and Marsha Shapiro of South Brunswick, N.J. plan to marry at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, the moment gay marriage becomes legal in the state. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Same-Sex Couples Ready To Tie The Knot In New Jersey

Same-sex couples were making plans this weekend to line up for marriage licenses, after the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled that gay weddings must begin this coming Monday.

10/19/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses media speaks at a news conference in Sayreville on July 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Christie Administration Asks N.J. Supreme Court To Take Appeal On Gay Marriage

A judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.

09/30/2013

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N.J. High Court Throws Out Some Convictions Against Rape Convict

The New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday tossed some of the convictions against a man charged in several rapes in Middlesex County.

07/29/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie updates members of the media on damage and recovery efforts related to Superstorm Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Ewing, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Announces 2 New Jersey Supreme Court Nominees

He is the son of a Japanese mother and an American father of German and Irish heritage who was serving in the U.S. Navy.

12/10/2012

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