State v. Lopez-Carrera, 245 N.J. 596 (2021)


CJ Griffin and Rachel E. Simon represented several non-profit organizations as amicus curiae before the New Jersey Supreme Court when they successfully argued that immigration status cannot form the basis for a court’s pretrial detention decision under the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). Our clients included: Make the Road New Jersey, the Bangladeshi American Women’s Development Initiative, Communities Coalition of Somerset County, Faith in New Jersey, First Friends of New Jersey and New York, the International Justice Project, MomsRising, the National Coalition of Latino Officers, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the Latino American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, and Wind of the Spirit.

Our firm is proud of the results it has achieved for clients, some of which are noted here.  Of course, each legal matter is unique on many levels, and past successes are not a guarantee of results in any other pending or future matters.


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