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In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6

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The NJ Appellate Division delivered a major victory to advocates of police-department transparency. In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6 involved a … Read more

In re Officer Diguglielmo

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In the case of In re Officer Diguglielmo, the New Jersey Institute of Technology terminated the officer’s employment because of alleged non-criminal conduct. The NJ … Read more

Doe v. Governor of Pa.

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In Doe v. Governor of Pa., two John Does wanted to buy guns. They were thwarted, though, because both had been involuntarily committed under Section … Read more

Commonwealth v. Gross

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In Commonwealth v. Gross, the PA Superior Court was asked to decide whether the results of a portable breath test are admissible at a homicide … Read more

Larios v. Att’y Gen.

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In Larios v. Att’y Gen. the 3rd Circuit utilized the modified categorical approach and held that Larios’s conviction of terroristic threats in NJ state court … Read more

Commonwealth v. Johnson

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In Commonwealth v. Johnson, the Superior Court confronted an issue critical for lawyers who practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The defendant was convicted … Read more

431 E. Palisade Ave Real Estate v. City of Englewood

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In 41 E. Palisade Ave Real Estate v. City of Englewood, the 3rd Circuit assessed the providence of the District Court’s order granting a preliminary … Read more

United States v. Capps

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In United States v. Capps, the 3rd Circuit ruled that the District Court plainly erred when it applied two enhancements—the abuse of trust adjustment and … Read more

Ezaki Glico Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte Intern’l Am. Corp.

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In Ezaki Glico Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte Intern’l Am. Corp., the 3rd Circuit confronted a delicious fight between the sweets Pocky and Pepero. A fight among confectioners … Read more

Commonwealth v. Williams

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In Commonwealth v. Williams, after he was convicted of murder, the defendant asserted that the trial court committed a host of evidentiary errors. The Court … Read more