Bruce Rosen quoted in Asbury Park Press about New Jersey Supreme Court Car Search Case
Bruce Rosen, Partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was quoted in an Asbury Park Press article “In 'politically significant' NJ Supreme Court car search case, a ruling against the cops.” The article discusses a warrantless search of a vehicle in 2021 that led police to finding drugs, guns and ammunition. New Jersey police must meet a tougher standard under the New Jersey constitution.
The state, county prosecutors and the police have been fighting the extra protections found in the state Constitution in the search of automobiles for the past 20 years, said Bruce Rosen, an attorney who filed an amicus brief in support of the defendant on behalf of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.
The unanimous ruling is notable not so much for what the state’s highest court did, but what it did not do, Rosen said.
“Here they had an opportunity to pull back and they didn’t,” Rosen said. “They’ve stood as strong as they’ve ever been. This was a really strong statement by the court about the New Jersey Constitution.”
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