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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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Special Elections Can Make History

(6-19-2013) Special Elections Can Make History - For example Rebecca Felton served for less than 24 hours in 1922, but she made history by becoming...

 

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Lonegan is a big government conservative

 

“On the House side, John Boehner intends to prove the crony capitalist critique of the GOP correct.  He’ll vote for a bloated farm bill that subsidizes, funds, and kicks back whole industries that could not exist but for the congressional porkers in Washington.”

That was Eric Erickson, in this morning’s RedState.  Yesterday afternoon, there was another GOP crony capitalism lovefest here in New Jersey.

 

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All Hands on Deck at Rutgers: Skilled Team Needed to Manage PR and Legal Fallout

(6-12-2013) All Hands on Deck at Rutgers: Skilled Team Needed to Manage PR and Legal Fallout - While Rutgers has already cleaned house by firing men’s basketball coach Mike Rice and athletic director Tim Pernetti, it still has a lot of work to do to rebuild its tarnished image.

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Debate Swirls Over Proper Procedure For Filling Sen. Lautenberg’s Big Shoes

(6-4-2013) Debate Swirls Over Proper Procedure For Filling Sen. Lautenberg’s Big Shoes -An out of date law may cause taxpayers to foot the bill for litigation that is most likely to have only one result—a November, 2013 election to fill the vacancy.

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The Back Room

Sweeney goes on offense

Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...

Op-Ed

Paterson can flourish with a second chance

By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities.  I am proud of those accomplishments.  In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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