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3 posts from August 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Legislative update

The Senate is scheduled to vote on changes this Monday to the so-called “Facebook bill” made by the General Assembly.  The changes, supported by NJCJI, concur with the Governor’s conditional veto of language which would have made it illegal for employers to discuss social media experience in certain situations. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Read NJLRA’s letter-to-the-editor in this week’s edition of the New Jersey Law Journal

NJ’s civil courts are experiencing a backlog of litigation, despite a decrease in the number of filings.  Read Marcus Rayner’s assessment of why this may be happening. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hoens not renominated to Supreme Court

Several weeks ago, State Sen. Ray Lesniak questioned whether Justice Helen Hoens should, or even could, be reappointed to the State Supreme Court. 

Today, citing Sen. Lesniak’s vow to block her nomination, Governor Christie announced that he would not reappoint Justice Hoens.  The seven-member court currently has two vacancies.  Governor Christie’s refusal to reappoint Justice John Wallace in 2010 began a three year conflict over the partisan makeup of the Court. 

The Governor has nominated Camden County Superior Court Assignment Judge Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, who was appointed by Governor McGreevey, to succeed the republican-appointed Hoens.