New Jersey

Located in the Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey sits in the Third Federal US Circuit Court System. The Peninsula-state is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, New York, the Delaware River, the state of Delaware, and Pennsylvania. By area it’s the 4th smallest US state (at just over 8700 sq miles), however it is the 11th most populous with over 9 million residents. It is also the third wealthiest state in the US by household median-income (2016). The Garden State, was one of the 13-Original Colonies, and became the 3rd state admitted to the Union on December 18, 1787.

New Jersey’s political issues in recent years have typically stemmed from conflicts between state government and public-sector unions. Issues like gambling and marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage rights, and gun control laws, are just a few areas where key state government has been at odds with unions.

The New Jersey government was established by the state’s most recent constitution in 1947.  The New Jersey government is split into three branches, the executive, legislative and judicial branch.  The executive branch is led by the governor of the state, based in Trenton, New Jersey.  The legislative branch is also based in Trenton, and is made up of a 40 member Senate and an 80 member General Assembly.  New Jersey is divided into 40 districts, and each district elects one senator and two assembly members. The main job of the legislature is to enact laws, and it can also propose amendments to the state constitution. 

The judicial branch in New Jersey decides how state laws are applied in situations.  The branch consists of the New Jersey State Supreme Court, which decides constitutional matters and consists of a chief justice and six associate justices.  Additionally, the state has a Superior court that is broken into the Appellate, Law and Chancery divisions, and this is where most trials take place.  Each court division hears cases in their area:  The appellate division hears appeals, the Law division hears criminal and civil cases, and Chancery consists of General Equity Division and the Family Division.  The governor of the state appoints judges with senate approval, and the judges initially serve seven-year terms but after being re-appointed, the term limit is gone and justices can serve until they are 70.

Several well-known universities including Princeton, Rutgers, and Seton Hall University, are located in New Jersey. In addition to an exceptional educational system, popular area-attractions include Liberty State Park, Six Flags Theme Park, the Jersey Shore, The Steel Pier, Lucy the Elephant, and Casino Pier, among other destinations. New Jersey is also well-known for legalized gambling, with Jersey City being a premier destination for its locals and visitors alike.

The National Law Review covers a range of stories and news from the state of New Jersey and the 3rd Circuit. Among stories covered are in employment law, telemedicine and pharmaceuticals, state legislation, federal agency news, telecommunications, environmental law issues, and litigation throughout the state, for various cases. Visitors to the National Law Review will constantly find the latest coverage, and details from the state, which are relevant to locals and the US in general.

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May
20
2024
Appellate Division Provides Insight Into Rights Inherent to Tidelands Grants and Tidelands Licenses Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
May
17
2024
N.J. Supreme Court Bans Broad “Non-Disparagement” Provisions in Agreements Settling Employment Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claims Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
May
16
2024
New Jersey Tax Court Awards Company a Refund Based on Its Use of Market-Based Sourcing for Years Prior to New Jersey’s Adoption of the Same Blank Rome LLP
May
16
2024
New Jersey Supreme Court Declares Non-Disparagement Provisions ‘Impermissible’ When Used to Silence Victims Under NJLAD Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
May
15
2024
New Jersey Supreme Court’s Recent Ruling on Non-Disparagement Clauses in Employment and Settlement Agreements Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
May
9
2024
NJDEP Adopts More Stringent Residential Soil Remediation Standards for Lead Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
May
8
2024
What You Need to Know about the New NJ Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Apr
30
2024
Great Job, Kiddo!: Navigating Succession When Owners Seek to Hire Their Children Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Apr
30
2024
Navigating New Jersey’s Personal Injury Dog Bite Law: What You Need to Know Stark & Stark
Apr
29
2024
Crack Open a Cold One: The Future and Legal Considerations for Hemp Beverages Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Apr
25
2024
Aging Answers: EP Magazine [Podcast] Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Apr
24
2024
The New Jersey Mini-WARN Act Amendments—One Year Later Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Apr
23
2024
Trending in Telehealth: April 9 – April 15, 2024 McDermott Will & Emery
Apr
15
2024
New Jersey Adopts a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law Mintz
Apr
4
2024
Types of Guardianships in New Jersey Stark & Stark
Mar
22
2024
SOMEONE OR SHOULD I SAY SOME STATES HAVE BEEN BUSY: See Who is Passing New Telemarketing Bills and Who is Only at the Introduction Stage Troutman Amin, LLP
Mar
22
2024
A Moving Target: Recent New Jersey Case Shows Changing Laws Complicate Cannabis Business Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Mar
14
2024
New York and New Jersey Legislatures Introduce Bills That Seek to Regulate Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) Tools in Employment Proskauer Rose LLP
Mar
6
2024
Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Civil Practice Committee Declines to Adopt Third-Party Litigation Funding Disclosure Proposal Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Mar
5
2024
Supreme Court Of New Jersey’s Civil Practice Committee Rejects Third-Party Litigation Funding Disclosure Proposal Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Mar
5
2024
Changes to Foreclosure Sales Under New Jersey’s Community Wealth Preservation Program Stark & Stark
Feb
29
2024
Aging Answers: 2024 Medicare Proposed Rules [PODCAST] Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Feb
29
2024
New Jersey Enacts Extended Producer Responsibility Law For Electric Vehicle Batteries ArentFox Schiff LLP
Feb
27
2024
New Jersey Governor Flip-Flops on Corporate Business Tax Surtax Expiration McDermott Will & Emery
Feb
26
2024
It's a Gas! Federal and State Developments Continue to Light Up the Natural Gas Debate K&L Gates
Feb
23
2024
Supreme Court Case AC Ocean Walk: Is the Absolute Pollution Exclusion a Bar for Insurance Coverage? Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Feb
22
2024
New Jersey Joins Growing Number of States to Enact a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Feb
20
2024
Don’t Let Your LLC Expire: LLC Owners Should Check Formation Documents to Confirm Perpetual Duration Stark & Stark
Feb
16
2024
School Bus Crash in Burlington County Injures Fourteen Students Stark & Stark
Feb
8
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: February 2024 Blank Rome LLP
Feb
7
2024
NJ Approves Cannabis Regulatory Amendment with Major Impacts on Class 5 Retail License Holders Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Feb
2
2024
New Jersey Judiciary Releases Preliminary Guidelines For ‘Unavoidable’ Use Of AI By Attorneys Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Feb
1
2024
Illinois to Ban Certain Food Additives, Following California, New York, and New Jersey Keller and Heckman LLP
Feb
1
2024
New Jersey Intends to Suspend Two South Jersey Nursing Homes from Medicaid Stark & Stark
Jan
31
2024
New Jersey Adopts EPR for EV and Hybrid Car Batteries Beveridge & Diamond PC
 

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