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Court: Judge Violated Due Process in Domestic Violence Case

, New Jersey Law Journal

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A New Jersey appeals court has ordered a new trial for a Morris County man who had a domestic violence restraining order lodged against him, finding that he was prevented from defending himself and convicted based on flimsy evidence.

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What's being said

  • The Voice of Reason

    Thank you NJLJ for this article and, unlike the App Div, naming the judge. it is only with media coverage that such rulings come to the attention of the Bench and Bar. Let‘s hope it serves the ends of justice by deterring similar "shoot from the hip" judicial misfeasance in the future.

  • NJCCR

    And this happens thousands of times across the country each day. Lets destroy a young mans life based on a puppy love break up.... all to appease the domestic violence industry. The girl making such a nonsense claim should be charged with domestic violence for misusing the law.For this judge to issue a "criminal" DV restraining order based on a women‘s "concern"....there might as well be restraining orders on everyone at all times because we all have concerns at almost any point of every day,Bottom Line: This kind of ruling diminishes the effect of restraining orders thereby putting a true victims in greater danger

  • Offended

    If this is an accurate article it is very very disturbing and highly critical of this judge

  • The Advocate

    This guy Maenza would not make a summer intern let alone associate at any top tier firm. The courts get what they pay for - they get individuals like Maenza.

  • The Advocate

    Judge Maenza (The Tomato) should be simply removed. He is ignorant and arrogant. Get rid of these Pension Sucking incompetents on the bench and let him work among his cronies. This Maenza is an embarrassment to the Bench and to the Tenants of Law.

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