John Adams sought a standard for the emerging country's legal system when he represented a British soldier no other lawyer would defend. Adams argued that unless the enemy soldier was subject to a fair trial under the law, there was no sense standing up to the British crown.
"When Adams looked back on his career late in life, he said it was the most honorable thing he had ever done," Justin Loughrey, president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ).
Loughrey and others in the New Jersey legal community are invoking the second president of the United States and rising to defend due process against what they see as an attack in the district 8 legislative contest.
Republicans have issued campaign mailers that call into question Democrat Tracy Riley's husband's representation of a man charged in a terror conspiracy plot.Read More >
Good thing I’m not a betting person.
If you’ve been reading the Gannett dailies over the last couple months, the odds-on favorites would be this year’s legislative challengers.
That’s what we’ve been led to believe by the investigative reports exposing incumbents, headlines calling for reform, and the editorials lamenting the need for new faces.Read More >
The Courier-Post endorsed one Assembly candidate -- Republican Jonathan Mangel -- in the heavily Democratic 5th district, and pointedly refused to endorse Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts, State Senate candidate Dana Redd, and Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez. They said the other GOP and independent candidates were not worthy of endorsement. READRead More >
New Jerseyans are split down the middle on the issue of gay marriage, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Institute poll released this morning.
Fourty-eight percent of registered voters surveyed favored allowing gay couples to marry, while 45 percent opposed it. Those numbers are nearly identical to a 2006 Eagleton poll, demonstrating that the public has deeply held beliefs on the issue that are not easily changed.Read More >
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"The frustration is she might as well have named Joe Cryan her choice for state party chair because Jason O'Donnell is simply a beard for Joe Cryan." - State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).- PolitickerNJ.com
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