New Jersey

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NJ Tenants Rights cover image
Cover of publication by NJ Legal Services.

State/local organization histories

New Jersey Legal ServicesNew Jersey Legal Services “50 Years Advancing Justice” report, published in 2017 (61-page PDF)

Oral histories

Oral histories relating to this state.

Eakeley, Douglas 1994

Lyons, Clinton 1991

Miller, Melville 1990

Cases: Federal

Selected key federal cases originating in this state.

New Jersey Welfare Rights Organization v. Cahill
411 U.S. 619 (1973) — Decided: 1973-05-07 — Court: SCOTUS
Topics: Equal protection, Public assistance
Limiting public benefits to households in which the parents are ceremonially married and have at least one minor child of both, the natural child of one and adopted by the other, or a child adopted by both, denies equal protection to illegitimate children

Philpott v. Essex County Welfare Board
409 U.S. 413 (1973) — Decided: 1973-01-10 — Court: SCOTUS
Topics: Disability: Benefits, Supremacy clause
Under the Supremacy Clause, a State may not recover benefits retroactively paid to a beneficiary.

Cases: State

Selected key state cases from this state.

Freedom Finance Co. v. Berry
119 N.J. Super. 91 (App. Div. 1971) — NJ Superior Court? — Decided: 1971-01-01
Type: Civil
Topics: Consumer
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.

Rodriguez v. Rosenblatt
58 N.J. 281 (1971) — NJ Supreme Court? — Decided: 1971-01-01
Type: Criminal
Topics: Right to counsel: 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.

Essex County Welfare Board v. Dept. of Institutions and Agencies
75 N.J. 232 (1978) — NJ Supreme Court? — Decided: 1978-01-01
Type: Civil
Topics: Public assistance
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.