Supreme Court Final Argument Schedule for Feb. 4, 2014

The following is the Supreme Court's schedule for oral arguments on Feb. 4, 2014. The issues before the Supreme Court are outlined in the Appellate Division opinion in each case. If you are planning to view the Webcast of Supreme Court arguments, you may want to review the opinion under appeal in order to have a better understanding of the issues before the Court. The opinions are in Adobe Acrobat Pdf format.
To view the argument schedule and corresponding opinions for the Feb. 3, 2014 Webcast, click here.

Please note that some of the Appellate Division opinions listed below have not been approved for publication, and that pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:36, no unpublished opinion shall constitute precedent or be binding on any court.

(The following statements of issues on appeal are prepared by the Office of the Clerk for the convenience of the reader. They have been neither reviewed nor approved by the Supreme Court. Please note that, in the interest of brevity not all issues may have been summarized).

10 a.m.

A-68-12 State v. Naquan O'Neil, a/k/a Naquan O'Neal (072072)
     On this petition for post-conviction relief, was defendant entitled to an evidentiary hearing on the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel based on counsel's failure to challenge on appeal the trial court's instruction that the justification of self-defense is inapplicable to a charge of reckless manslaughter as this Court subsequently held in State v. Rodriguez, 195 N.J. 165 (2008)?
A-49-12 Thomas Saccone v. Board of Trustees of the Police & Firemen’s Retirement System (071841)
     May plaintiff designate a special needs trust established for the benefit of his disabled son as a beneficiary for the pension death benefits payable under N.J.S.A. 43:16A-12.1a?

1 p.m.

A-104-11 State v. Jahnell Weaver (069185)
     Did the trial court improperly apply N.J.R.E. 404(b) to preclude defendant from offering for exculpatory purposes evidence that his codefendant used the murder weapon in subsequent shootings?

A-52-12 State v. Edward Ronald Ates a/k/a Ron Waverly (070926)
     Is the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-1 to -34, unconstitutional because it permits New Jersey authorities to intercept telephone calls between individuals located outside of New Jersey?

2 p.m.

D-18-13 In the matter of Chris C. Olewuenyi (073464)

D-28-13 In the matter of Ernest G. Ianetti (073588)

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