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IMPEACHMENT: It Is About Time For Dems To Close It Down And Take The Case To The Jury

Occasionally, during a trial a dramatic event occurs which makes a trial lawyer's case as strong as it is going to get. This can happen during cross-examination or during the testimony of a substantive witness. When it happens, the jury will be on the edge of their seats and you can hear a pin drop in the court room. Whenever this rare moment of truth occurs, the seasoned trial lawyer knows it is time to close it down and get to the jury as fast as possible – no matter how many additional questions are left to be asked or how many other witnesses are left to be examined. Get to the jury before the power of the evidence fades.… Read more

SAFE Banking Act Passes House

On September 25, 2019, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of HR 1595, the SAFE Banking Act. Representatives voted 321 to 103 in favor of the bill, with broad support from both Democrats and Republicans. If enacted into law, the SAFE Banking Act would allow financial institutions to provide customary banking services to the cannabis industry.… Read more

Third Circuit Issues Important OPRA Decision on Legal Fees

According to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-6, a records requestor who prevails in any proceeding shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees. We have written about OPRA's fee-shifting provision before, noting that without the fee-shift most requestors would not have the funds to challenge denials of access. As a result, the state would be far less transparent.… Read more