An Essex County judge has agreed to re-sentence James Comer who was 17 when he was given a 75-year prison sentence with the possibility of parole after 68 years. His attorney argued that amounted to a life sentence, which is unconstitutional for a minor.
Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero says that the ban on cameras inside the U.S. Supreme Court has been in place throughout the tenure of the court. He says that it is time to change that rule so the public can more access to the highest court.
After a devastating fire in Edgewater, lawmakers have approved the New Home Fire Safety Act, which would mandate all new one- and two-family dwellings to have sprinkler systems. The bill has passed both chambers and awaits the governor's signature.
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick says if Gov. Christie was a key player in the plan to close lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in 2013, the public would know about it by now since so many people have been asking questions.
During their arraignment, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired with David Wildstein to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge as political payback to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Gov. Christie's reelection bid.
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