Author: dscarinci

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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Spreading the Word About NJ Urban Enterprise Zones

(5-14-14) Spreading the Word About NJ Urban Enterprise Zones - One of the largest law firms in New Jersey lost $400,000 for failing to file their Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) tax refund on time, but they could chalk it up to public education.

 

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The Back Room

Stung in NY, Astorino says Christie should think about stepping down as RGA chair

Dissed by Gov. Chris Christie, New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 22nd

  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed to restore balance in election financing

By JEFF BRINDLE Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups.  But until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests,... Read More >

Contributors

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 »
(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... 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 »
New Jersey 2014 Primary Day Recap (6/4/14) - By the numbers. Worth the read for those interested in GOTV targeting and ballot position logistics.... more »

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