State cases, All: Topic & summary

Note: The real cases below are selected for illustrative purposes only. CNEJL will make a final selection later.

Case                        State    Type           Topic(s)        Summary

5 Cal.3d 584 (1971)
California Supreme Ct.
Decided: 1971-08-30
CA
Civil



California's public-school, general-fund financing structure violates equal protection and is invalid because education is a "fundamental" right under the California and US Constitutions, and because the "wealth" of a school district is a "suspect classification".
119 N.J. Super. 91 (App. Div. 1971)
NJ Superior Court?
Decided: 1971-01-01
NJ
Civil
New York default judgment not entitled to full faith and credit in NJ due to lack of jurisdiction, in scam where NJ resident had no real connection with NY.
58 N.J. 281 (1971)
NJ Supreme Court?
Decided: 1971-01-01
NJ
Criminal
Along with State v. Conley, established right to counsel in NJ municipal court when imprisonment or large fine is actually threatened or when there is a likelihood of conviction.
75 N.J. 232 (1978)
NJ Supreme Court?
Decided: 1978-01-01
NJ
Civil
Reverses lower court and holds that county welfare board does not have standing to pursue an appeal from a decision of the state welfare department in favor of the recipient.