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Eck's strong finish, Lonegan's opportunity

Despite losing to perennial candidate Steve Lonegan in the Republican United States Senate primary on August 13, first-time candidate Dr. Alieta Eck garnered 21% of the vote.  With virtually no statewide name recognition and a paltry campaign war chest, Alieta received nearly 30,000 votes.

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Should Twitter Be Liable for Hate Speech?

(8-14-13) Should Twitter Be Liable for Hate Speech? - Twitter recently announced a new policy designed to combat threatening and abusive content.

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Let Them Drink Booze: New Jersey Starts to Unwind Complex Alcohol Prohibitions

(8-6-13) Let Them Drink Booze: New Jersey Starts to Unwind Complex Alcohol Prohibitions - The New Jersey legislature continues to make steps towards relaxing restrictions on small businesses that want to make and sell their own beer, wine, and spirits.

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Chris Christie needs a constitutional lesson

Out in Aspen last week, Governor Chris Christie praised President Obama for continuing some of the policies of President Bush.  Christie said:  “President Obama has done nothing to change the policies of the Bush administration in the war on terrorism. And I mean practically nothing… And you know why? Cause they work.”

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Will All Female Gubernatorial Ticket Shatter the Glass Ceiling?

(7-31-13) Will All Female Gubernatorial Ticket Shatter the Glass Ceiling? - In 2013, an all female gubernatorial ticket should not be front-page news. However, Democrats Barbara Buono and Milly Silva could make history if they are able to unseat Governor Chris Christie.

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Will Nation Follow New Jersey’s Lead on Warrant Requirement for Cell Phone Tracking?

(7-24-2013) Will Nation Follow New Jersey’s Lead on Warrant Requirement for Cell Phone Tracking? - Police must obtain a warrant in order to track a person’s cell phone location, according to the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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Appellate Division Throws Out Mayoral “Tie” Votes in Council Vacancies

(7-18-13) Appellate Division Throws Out Mayoral “Tie” Votes in Council Vacancies - The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently slapped down the Mayor of Hoboken for attempting to cast a “tie” vote to fill a vacancy on the City Council.

 

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Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers

Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers
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(7-10-13) Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers - While DOMA was only one federal law, its implications are far-reaching.

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Is the Voting Rights Act’s Mission Accomplished?

(7-3-13) Is the Voting Rights Act’s Mission Accomplished? For almost 50 years, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has protected the right to vote in the face of discriminatory election practices. In Shelby v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Section 4 of the Act, which outlines the process for determining which states must obtain preclearance, is unconstitutional.

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Decriminalize Politics, Not Drugs!

(6-26-2013) Decriminalize Politics, Not Drugs! - We must ask whether criminalizing politics and putting companies out of business because of campaign contributions is good public policy.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 24th

  Of friends, enemies, transactions and transportation: the evolving political relationship of Bob Menendez and Steve Fulop The image yesterday in Washington D.C. of powerful U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walking the hallways with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sent a signal of Menendez’s willingness to get behind...

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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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