TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a civil rights coalition claims racial segregation in New Jersey schools persists more than six decades after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional.The Latino Action Network, the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP and others unveiled their lawsuit against the state Thursday. It was announced on the 64th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that struck down separate-but-equal schools.The lawsuit cites a UCLA civil rights report and contends New Jersey has one of "the most segregated public school systems in the country."The plaintiffs say about two-thirds of black students attend schools that are 80 percent or more nonwhite.A New Jersey governor spokesman said he can't comment on pending litigation but said "the governor is deeply committed to boosting diversity in our schools." … [Read more...] about Civil rights groups sue New Jersey to desegregate schools
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close Video Napolitano: Manafort, prosecutors and the rule of law Judge Napolitano's Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains why it was no surprise special counsel Robert Mueller indicted Paul Manafort but why a federal judge calling Mueller out is a surprise. Late last week, a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, questioned the authority of special counsel Robert Mueller to seek an indictment and pursue the prosecution of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for alleged financial crimes that, according to the indictment, began and ended well before Donald Trump ran for president. Mueller was appointed special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because of allegations that Rosenstein accepted of a conspiracy by members of the Trump campaign to accept assistance from a foreign person, entity or government, which is a felony. The application by Manafort's lawyers before Judge T.S. Ellis III was actually a motion to dismiss the indictment against … [Read more...] about Judge Andrew Napolitano: The clash between Trump and Mueller is looming. Will the rule of law survive?
Eli Manning has taken his first sack of 2018. A New Jersey court judge ruled on Thursday that memorabilia fraud claims against the Giants quarterback will go to trial after Manning's legal team attempted to have the claims dismissed, according to ESPN. Memorabilia collectors filed the lawsuit in 2014 and claimed that they were given bogus game-used helmets among dozens of fake items created and sold to them by team employees. Manning was implicated a year ago when a legal filing in Bergen County Superior Court revealed new evidence which included an email from Manning to the team's equipment manager in 2010, Joe Skiba, which read, "2 helmets that can pass as game used. That is it. Eli," suggesting he knew he was providing unauthentic memorabilia. Manning and the Giants attorneys have argued that the plaintiffs are just trying to score cash while the Giants quarterback himself denied any wrongdoing in an emotional statement last April. Court filings from … [Read more...] about Eli Manning memorabilia fraud case heading to trial, New Jersey judge rules: report
FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix.Shkreli, who was dubbed "Pharma Bro" for his loutish behavior, was sentenced last month to seven years in prison for securities fraud and fined $75,000.According to the prison's handbook , there are no bars, towers or locks on rooms. Inmates must demonstrate a high degree of responsibility, and "the expectations are that each inmate will comply."Amenities at the prison complex about 40 miles from Philadelphia include racquetball courts, pool tables and a music room.The 35-year-old Shkreli was found guilty in August of lying to investors in two failed hedge funds and cheating them out of millions.The case was unrelated to the 2015 furor Shkreli caused when he raised … [Read more...] about ‘Pharma Bro’ moves to New Jersey — for federal prison stay
Home Daily News Lawyer who used nonlawyers to sell living… Legal Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 17, 2018, 7:00 am CDT Shutterstock.com. A lawyer who was disbarred in Pennsylvania for using nonlawyers to market and explain living trusts to elderly people has received a two-year suspension in New Jersey for the same conduct. The New Jersey Supreme Court suspended Barry Bohmueller for two years, but he cannot seek reinstatement until he is reinstated to law practice in Pennsylvania, according to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s order issued last Thursday. Law360 covered the case. The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Review’s recommendation last July had cited the findings of the Disciplinary Board in Pennsylvania, where Bohmueller was disbarred in 2015. Bohmueller had hired a company operated by a nonlawyer called Estate Planning Advisors to promote and sell living trusts on Bohmueller’s behalf. The conduct occurred between 2000 and 2004. … [Read more...] about Lawyer who used nonlawyers to sell living trusts is suspended in New Jersey