Category: General Legal

Happy New Year to All !

  • By Marc S. Berman
new year

NEW YEAR GREETINGS. Another year has passed. A new year has begun. But not for our court system. The New Jersey Court calendar actually begins in July. I guess you could say that that the court system is behind the times. You can read the New Jersey Superior Court list of Court holidays for the Read More

Thanksgiving: 7 Things to Celebrate

  • By Marc S. Berman

Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. Now, the world these days is a troubled place in many respects. You just have to turn on the nightly news to know that. Yet, we in the United States still have so much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Here are just seven of those things. Read More

Op-ed: De Blasio Settles Fed Case

  • By Marc S. Berman
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De Blasio to chase jihadist landlords? I recently wrote an op-ed for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Below is an excerpt. You can read the full piece here. New York City is settling a federal lawsuit that claims that NYPD monitoring of city mosques to detect radical activity is unconstitutional. A similar case was filed in New Jersey previously. That lawsuit Read More

Supreme Court Primer Post

  • By Marc S. Berman
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SUPREME COURT PRIMER – IS THE COURT POLITICAL? See the excerpt of a guest post below I recently wrote on political irony or you can read the whole thing here. A Supreme Court Primer America’s political divide now envelops the United States Supreme Court. For example, when the Court decides that the billionaire Koch brotherscan Read More

Law Op-ed : Campaign Financing

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Federal Law: Saving Bernie’s Amendment I wrote an op-ed about campaign financing law that appeared on  May 8, 2015, in the Caledonian Record, a Vermont newspaper. Below are excerpts. You can read the full column here. An activist court decision must be lousy when even Bernie Sanders hates it. Senator Sanders detests the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Read More

Trial Attorney U.: Jury Selection, Pt. 2

  • By Marc S. Berman
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How A Trial Attorney Can Influence Who Sits On A Jury Part two in a series of new jersey court rules that affect a trial attorney. Last week, I discussed the number of jurors that a New Jersey trial attorney would select to sit on a jury in a civil (non-criminal) case. This week, I’ll discuss Read More

2015 New Year’s Resolutions, Part 3

  • By Marc S. Berman

More Legal New Year’S Resolutions For 2015 That You Should Consider, Part III. For past two posts I’ve been suggesting some “legal” 2015 New Year’s resolutions for you to consider. Here is the final installment: Make sure you have adequate auto liability insurance. Choose at least $500,000 in coverage. If you took my advice from yesterday and Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for 2015, Part 2

  • By Marc S. Berman

A Few Legal New Year’S Resolutions For 2015 That You Should Consider, Part II. Yesterday, I posted some “legal” New Year’s resolutions for you to consider. Here are a few more: If you own a home, make sure that you have adequate home insurance. This insurance protects you in many respects. First, it protects you Read More

Legal Resolutions for 2015, Part 1

  • By Marc S. Berman

A Few Legal New Year’s Resolutions For 2015 That You Should Consider (Part I). Another year has begun. Everyone, it seems, is making New Year’s resolutions. So here are a few important legal New Year’s resolutions for you to consider: Make sure you have a will. Otherwise, the laws of the state will determine who Read More

Christmas Greetings

  • By Marc S. Berman

An Interesting Fact About Christmas Christmas does not appear on the court calendar in New Jersey. True, courts are closed that day.  But all the court calendar says is Legal Holiday. Maybe that has something to do with political correctness. Or maybe not. It turns out that, for nearly the first hundred years of our Read More