State Supreme Court
Violent rap lyrics written by a man accused of shooting a fellow drug dealer in 2005 should not have been admitted as evidence at his trial, New Jersey’s highest court ruled Monday.
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.
Kenneth Iacono of North Hempstead was convicted in 2011 and fined for violating a town code prohibiting the feeding and harboring of wild pigeons. He was in State Supreme Court Thursday hoping to get the conviction tossed.
Federal Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. agreed with prosecutors that the jury would certainly benefit from protection in the upcoming trial of the leader of violent Brooklyn drug gang, but denied the request because the court had to “be mindful of today’s economic climate.”
A judge said Monday the state’s minimum wage law trumps the bill. The city’s current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
Friedman, who is married, served 13 years in prison for the sexual abuse but was freed when the case was reopened. He appeared in State Supreme Court in Mineola Tuesday as continues his quest to clear his name.
A Manhattan judge will hear claims that votes were tallied improperly in Tuesday’s Democratic primary pitting Rep. Charles Rangel against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the race for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District.
Rangel’s frontrunner status is at stake three days after the primary, with his lead having steadily gone down as outstanding ballots have been counted. The latest figures showed him ahead by only 44 percent to Espaillat’s 41 percent.
New Jersey medical marijuana advocates are decrying the state Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal of a multiple sclerosis patient who was busted for pot possession.
The jury is trying to decide whether Barbara Sheehan was a battered wife who killed her retired police officer husband in self-defense, or was an executioner as the prosecution alleged.
Republican Secretary of State Kim Guadagno last week ruled the Democratic former track star isn’t eligible to run in the 8th legislative district because he hasn’t lived in New Jersey the last four years.
Last week, Republican Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ruled the Democratic former track star isn’t eligible to run in the 8th legislative district because he hasn’t lived in New Jersey the last four years.
New Jersey’s State Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a new chapter in its decades-long dilemma over what the state must do to provide an adequate education for children in its poorest communities.