State blocked in “prior restraint” case against The Trentonian

The below statement by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ-NJ) nicely explains the issues in the “prior restraint” case against The Trentonian and reporter Isaac Avilucea.  Despite losing at every turn, the State continues to pursue the matter Continue Reading →

Nutley Planning Board seeks to block video-recording

NUTLEY, NJ — Just prior to the start of the July 1 Planning Board meeting in Nutley Township, Board attorney Barry Kozyra told Township resident Pennie Landry, who had a camera set up and running, that she couldn’t video-record the Continue Reading →

Gloucester Township Council suppressed citizen’s speech, apparently based on its content.

In this excellent blog post, John Paff describes how the Gloucester Township Council cut off a speaker from talking during public comment and then immediately closed the public comment period, which almost certainly violated that person’s First Amendment right to Continue Reading →