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.
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