CJ Griffin Quoted in New Jersey Law Journal
CJ Griffin, Partner and Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., was quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article titled “AG’s Nonparticipation Speaks Volumes to Some Observers.” The article discusses the New Jersey Attorney General's decision not to take part in a suit over Daniel's Law, and supporters of the law expressing disappointment that the Attorney General declined to intervene in the litigation.
Attorney General Matthew Platkin’s office notified a judge in Middlesex County Superior Court that the state would not intervene in a suit by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey on behalf of a reporter against New Brunswick concerning the law. The Attorney General’s Office declined to intervene because Daniel’s Law is facially constitutional, their letter stated.
“I think if the attorney general felt that it was constitutional to prohibit a reporter from reporting about a legitimate news story, he’d step in and defend the Daniel’s Law,” said CJ Griffin. “But the law, as applied in this case, seems indefensible.”
“Reporters serve an important role in society and the First Amendment ensures their right to report about issues like the one Charlie said has discovered,” said Griffin.
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