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I. Introduction Due to the influx of money in politics following the Supreme Court’s holding in Citizens United, it is imperative that states maintain their ability to properly inform their electorate of who is contributing money to political campaigns. Barring the passing of a new amendment, restricting monetary expenditures is… continue reading
Sometimes a small decision demonstrates a large principle. That happened in late August when the Appellate Division released their unpublished decision of C.H. v J.S. The case caused enough of a stir for the New Jersey Law Journal to cover it, and for people to add reader comments to the online version. In the C.H. opinion, the Appellate Division vacated… continue reading
As a Student-Intern in the Rutgers Domestic Violence Clinic, I have had the opportunity and pleasure of learning about the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Act (the “Act”), the ways in which the Act is applied by the New Jersey Courts, and the consequences the Act has on litigants. One of the first things I noticed… continue reading
“What a man does not know and cannot find out is chance as to him, and is recognized as chance by the law.” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Dillingham v. McLaughlin, 264 U.S. 370, 373 (1924). It is late Saturday evening and you see a television commercial: for a small fee, you can potentially be… continue reading
Justice Scalia once opined, “there is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.” Society allows some criminal activity to occur because, in some instances, we value privacy more than we value safety or crime control. Until recently, Unmanned… continue reading
This Tuesday, March 22, 2016, Apple will face off with the FBI in a court hearing over the locked iPhone seized after the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Privacy concerns took center stage in February when Apple challenged a court order compelling Apple to unlock the phone by creating software to bypass a security feature of… continue reading