New Jersey Supreme Court
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.
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.
Vonte Skinner was convicted of shooting a rival multiple times in 2005 in Burlington County, leaving the man partially paralyzed.
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.
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.
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.
The New Jersey State Supreme Court on Monday tossed some of the convictions against a man charged in several rapes in Middlesex County.
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.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie said his decision making process was transparent with the Democratic Senate president. Christie also insisted he had no deal in place to secure the confirmations.
Phillip Kwon, who is a Korean-American, would have been the first Asian-American to serve on the Supreme Court had he been confirmed.
Groups representing minorities in New Jersey have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie to make the state Supreme Court more diverse. The Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter this month urging Christie to use his next appointment to nominate a minority.
A New Jersey judge has ruled that four major banks can resume uncontested foreclosure actions in the state under court monitoring.
The Mendham woman’s confirmation hearing comes more than a year after Gov. Chris Christie picked her to join a court he says it too activist.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has rebuked Gov. Chris Christie and ordered the state to increase spending on poor schools by an estimated $500 million.
Bonnie Anderson was awarded $7 million, when a jury found in 2008 she had contracted mesothelioma from washing the clothes her husband wore at Exxon’s Linden Bayway Refinery.