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N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy speaking at his inauguration. Photo by Carmen Natale. N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy speaking at his inauguration. Photo by Carmen Natale.

When Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed legislation intended to make major reforms to New Jersey’s expungement law and allow individuals convicted of minor marijuana and hashish-related offenses to expunge their records, it was in part because of the burden that he said it could put on the court system and those using it.

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Suzette Parmley

Suzette Parmley is the Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, N.J. Legislature and Business of Law. She joined New Jersey Law Journal this year from The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she was the Atlantic City Gaming Writer, Trenton Statehouse Correspondent, and Retail Columnist/Reporter. Suzette is a five-time winner of the annual Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. She is a graduate of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Email: Sparmley@alm.com or follow her on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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