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865 ABA Journal New Jersey articles.

Police union sues state attorney general over plans to publish names of disciplined cops
The union that represents New Jersey state troopers is suing New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to stop his plan to publicly release the names of troopers who have been disciplined.
Judge is removed from bench after asking woman whether she closed her legs to prevent rape
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday removed a judge from the bench who asked a woman whether she had tried to close her legs to stop a sexual assault.
Proposal would require New Jersey lawyers to reveal client information showing wrongful conviction
An ethics proposal in New Jersey would create an exception to the duty of client confidentiality when a lawyer has information that an innocent person has been wrongly incarcerated.
Lawyer is suspended for giving client’s business a bad review in ‘good for the gander’ retaliation
A New Jersey lawyer has been suspended from practice for a year partly because he disclosed a former client’s criminal past in a negative review of her massage business.
‘Bridgegate’ convictions tossed by Supreme Court, which says federal corruption laws don’t apply
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the political corruption convictions of two former New Jersey officials involved in a scheme to close down the George Washington Bridge for political punishment.
3rd Circuit revives judge’s claims against court officials over seized tape recorder, harassment
A New Jersey superior court judge can sue her assignment judge and other court officials for alleged constitutional and statutory violations, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Lawyer can’t be reinstated to law practice unless he shows wife has no access to accounts
A New Jersey lawyer must provide proof that his wife has no access to his accounts, books or records before he can be reinstated after a three-month suspension, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled.
Afternoon Briefs: Sick lawyer is back at work after speakerphone mistrial; judge tosses Twitter suit

Lawyer who tried to question witness by speakerphone recovers from COVID-19

An ill lawyer who tried to continue with a trial via a courthouse speakerphone, despite a fever and…

Cops charge people for coughing on grocery store shelves, police officers during pandemic
People accused of intentionally coughing on grocery store shelves and police officers are facing criminal charges, as is one man accused of licking grocery containers.
Afternoon Briefs: Amazon GC’s leaked notes may lead to lawsuit; ABA legal ed section’s council seeks ideas

Amazon GC badmouthed protest organizer in leaked notes

Amazon general counsel David Zapolsky badmouthed fired warehouse employee and protest organizer Christian Smalls, according to internal notes of a meeting leaked…

Lawyer is charged for front-porch Pink Floyd performance, says he was unaware of gathering crowd
A New Jersey lawyer is facing charges for performing Pink Floyd songs on his front porch Saturday night while a group of about 30 people watched from his yard.
NCBE announces more bar exam dates, and 1 state has allowed supervised practice; will more follow?

While law students advocate for diploma privilege, and a growing number of deans are asking state supreme courts to consider supervised practice for 2020 graduates, the National Conference of Bar Examiners plans to proceed with administering the bar exam.

Where and how are criminal defense lawyers making headway on COVID-19 bail motions?

“Releasing a few people at a time, after litigating pretrial release conditions, is frankly too slow. It’s important work but not nearly enough. Once the coronavirus enters a detention center, it’s too late; it will spread like wildfire,” says Aaron Littman, a clinical teaching fellow at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

As exposed health care workers seek legal remedies, who’s liable for lack of personal protective equipment?

Doctors and nurses across the country are asking about legal remedies they may have because of exposure to COVID-19 and a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE. Invariably, their main concern is the dangers to which they’re being exposed.

Judge censured for discourteous behavior during hearing on racy pictures
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a judge who told a man’s girlfriend and wife that they let themselves be played by a “knucklehead.”

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