Author: dscarinci

Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive

(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. Yet the Chief’s precedential opinion could help Christie win the presidency, should he become the Republican nominee.

 

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Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting

(7-16-14) Casinos in Jersey City, Not Sports Betting - Just as the US. Supreme Court was saying no to sports betting in New Jersey, a former Reebok chief executive announced his intentions to build a casino complex in Jersey City.  Gambling could fill NJ budget gaps, but authorizing it is an uphill battle.

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Ginsberg Dissent on Obamacare Contraception Choice

(7-9-14) Ginsberg Dissent on Obamacare Contraception Choice - Sometimes a U. S. Supreme Court dissent is more well-known and more influential than the majority opinion.  The dissent written by Ruth Bader Ginsberg last month in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, is one of those times.

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Privacy Interests to Dominate Justice Rabner’s Tenure as Chief Justice

(7-2-14) Privacy Interests to Dominate Justice Rabner’s Tenure as Chief Justice - The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching an individual’s cell phone, even when under arrest. The sweeping privacy ruling suggests that many of the old rules don’t apply to new technology.

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New Jersey Jury Benefits by Technology

(6-25-14) New Jersey Jury Benefits by Technology - During his Senate confirmation hearing Chief Justice Stuart Rabner received accolades for his ability to administer the New Jersey Courts.  In fact he has been one of the most progressive Chief Justices in the nation with respect to the use of technology in the courts.  One of the improvements he has made involving the jury affects every NJ resident in a very positive way.

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NJ Teacher Tenure in Danger After California Ruling?

(6-18-14) NJ Teacher Tenure in Danger After California Ruling? - Few subjects in education are more controversial than teacher tenure.  Following a California court’s ruling that subjecting students to bad teachers violates student’s fundamental right to a quality education, State Senator Joe Kyrillos is calling for tenure reform in New Jersey.

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“Job Banding” is Bigger than Bridgegate

(6-11-14) "Job Branding" is Bigger than Bridgegate - The upcoming fight over the separation of powers between the NJ State Legislature and the Governor involving the Civil Service Commission’s approval of “job banding” could make Bridgegate look like a snowball fight.

 

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Time to Re-write NJ Campaign Finance Laws

(6-4-14) Time to Re-write NJ Campaign Finance Laws - Yesterday’s primary elections offer more proof that New Jersey’s experiment to remove money from politics has failed.  Once again, millions of dollars were spent on elections and the public had no idea who contributed the money.

 

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The Supreme Court’s Guide To Legislative Prayer

(5-28-14) The Supreme Court’s Guide To Legislative Prayer - Many town New Jersey council meetings, like the City of Passaic, begin their meeting with a prayer before the public and the council members say the most unspeakable and inhuman things about one another during the public portion of the meeting.

 

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The Biggest Loser in Last Week’s Elections

(5-21-14) The Biggest Loser in Last Week’s Elections - The biggest loser in last week’s round of municipal elections is the New Jersey campaign finance law. 

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 25th

  After 'briefly' meeting with Christie in Aspen, Astorino says he can live with not having Christie's help New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino's campaign described their candidate's fundraising trip to Aspen last night as a success - even if they will not be depending on the chairman...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

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