A-26/27/28/29/30 September Term 2020 085017.

252 A.3d 135 (2021)

246 N.J. 462


Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Decided June 7, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin D. Jarvis , Moorestown, argued the cause for appellant New Jersey Law Enforcement Superior Officers Association (O'Brien, Belland & Bushinsky, attorneys; Kevin D. Jarvis and Matthew B. Madsen , on the briefs).

James M. Mets argued the cause for appellant State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey (Mets Schiro & McGovern and Markman & Cannan, attorneys; James M. Mets and Robert R. Cannan , Bloomfield, of counsel and on the briefs, and Brian J. Manetta , Iselin, on the briefs).

Katherine Hartman , Moorestown, argued the cause for appellants State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association of New Jersey and State Troopers Superior Officers Association of New Jersey, and their current respective presidents, Pete J. Stilianessis and Richard Roberts (Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, Law Offices of Robert A. Ebberup, Law Office of D. John McAusland, and Loccke, Correia & Bukosky, attorneys; Katherine D. Hartman , Mark A. Gulbranson, Jr. , Robert A. Ebberup , Toms River, D. John McAusland , Englewood Cliffs, and Michael A. Bukosky , on the briefs).

Matthew Areman argued the cause for appellants New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association and New Jersey State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and their current respective presidents, Patrick Colligan and Robert W. Fox (Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman, attorneys; and Markowitz & Richman, attorneys; Paul L. Kleinbaum , Newark, Craig A. Long , and Matthew Areman , on the briefs).

Frank M. Crivelli , Hamilton, argued the cause for appellants Policemen's Benevolent Association Local Number 105, Policemen's Benevolent Association Local Number 383, Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 383A, Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 383B, and the New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association (Crivelli & Barbati, attorneys; Frank M. Crivelli , on the briefs).

Jeremy Feigenbaum , State Solicitor, argued the cause for respondent Attorney General of New Jersey ( Gurbir S. Grewal , Attorney General, attorney; Jeremy Feigenbaum and Jane C. Schuster , Assistant Attorney General, of counsel and on the briefs, and Christopher Weber , Sean P. Havern , Patrick Jhoo , Brandon C. Simmons , Emily K. Wanger , and Emily Marie Bisnauth , Deputy Attorneys General, on the briefs).

Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. , Morristown, argued the cause for amicus curiae New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (Porzio Bromberg & Newman, attorneys; Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. , of counsel and on the brief, and David L. Disler and Thomas J. Reilly , Morristown, on the brief).

Joseph E. Krakora , Public Defender, argued the cause for amici curiae Public Defender of New Jersey and Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey ( Joseph E. Krakora , Public Defender, attorney; and Gibbons, attorneys; Joseph E. Krakora and Lawrence S. Lustberg , Newark, on the brief).

Alexander Shalom , Newark, argued the cause for amici curiae American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Cherry Hill Women's Center, Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, Fair Share Housing Center, Faith in New Jersey, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, Latino Action Network, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Legal Advocacy Project of UU FaithAction of New Jersey, Libertarians for Transparent Government, NAACP Newark, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People New Jersey State Conference, National Organization for Women of New Jersey, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, New Jersey Clergy Coalition for Justice, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, New Jersey Prison Justice Watch, Partners for Women and Justice, People's Organization for Progress, Salvation and Social Justice, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Women Who Never Give Up, Inc. (American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation; attorneys; Alexander Shalom , Jeanne LoCicero , Karen Thompson , Newark, and Molly K.C. Linhorst , on the brief).

CJ Griffin argued the cause for amici curiae National Coalition of Latino Officers and Law Enforcement Action Partnership (Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, attorneys; CJ Griffin , on the brief).

Bruce S. Rosen , Florham Park, submitted a brief on behalf of amicus curiae Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli; attorneys; Bruce S. Rosen , on the brief).

In June 2020, weeks after George Floyd was killed at the hands of a Minneapolis Police Officer, the Attorney General for New Jersey issued two Directives. They call for the release of the names of law enforcement officers who commit disciplinary violations that result in the imposition


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