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New Jersey Equal Justice Library and Archive

Website that includes a 13 oral histories, 13 individuals named in the Circle of Honor, and a Mileposts timeline of dozens of major cases and other specific achievements starting in 1969.

New Jersey Welfare Rights Organization v. Cahill

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.

Eakeley, Douglas 1994

Bio note Douglas Eakeley grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. He attended public schools, until he went to Yale College on a scholarship. He graduated summa cum laude in 1968 with an economics degree. A Rhodes Scholar, he studied at Oxford University and graduated in 1970. After Oxford, he returned to Yale and earned his … Read more

Lyons, Clinton 1991

Biographical / Historical Clinton Lyons was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. He went to undergraduate school at Manhattan College, and then was drafted into the Air Force, where he spent four years. After completing his service, he finished his undergraduate education and then got admitted to Rutgers Law School. At Rutgers, he learned about … Read more

Rodriguez v. Rosenblatt

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.

Freedom Finance Co. v. Berry

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.