Rosen Interviewed for BBC Podcast on ‘Hurricane’ Carter Case
The BBC World Service is running a 13-episode podcast about the racially tinged saga of boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was set free by a New Jersey judge after a decades-long battle over his triple-murder conviction. Among those interviewed for the podcast was Bruce S. Rosen, a partner with McCusker, Anselmi, Rosen & Carvelli in Florham Park. Rosen was a law clerk to the federal judge, H. Lee Sarokin, when the convictions were overturned. The podcast, which started Jan. 14, describes the long-running legal case of Carter and co-defendant John Artis, African-American men who were convicted twice of the 1966 murder of three white men in a Paterson bar. In overturning the convictions in 1985, Sarokin found that the state had relied on a “racial revenge” theory and had withheld lie detector results of a key state witness. He said the convictions “were predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.” The BBC based its podcast on 40 hours of recordings that Carter made while working on one of his books.
Brach Eichler Raises $25K for American Heart Association
Brach Eichler of Roseland announced that through a combination of staff, attorney, and vendor contributions, the firm raised more than $25,000 for the American Heart Association in 2018, the highest amount it has ever raised for the organization. The donation, the firm said, resulted from a variety of activities, including direct outreach, raffles, a tricky tray event, and the Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk, which was held Oct. 21, 2018, at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. This was the 10th year of AHA fundraising for the firm, according to the announcement.
Hunterdon County Bar Supports Local Business While Staying Fit
Members of the Hunterdon County Bar Association and friends gathered at CKO Flemington on Jan. 23 to reduce stress and burn calories with one of the best cardio exercises available, the organization said in a release. Kickboxing training is a form of high-intensity interval training led by qualified and engaged instructors. This winter event was sponsored by the county bar’s Membership/New Lawyers/Young Lawyers Committee.