(8-21-13) Taking Politics Out of the NJ Judicial Nomination Process - While Gov. Chris Christie may have broken with tradition (twice) by failing to nominate state Supreme Court justices for tenure, there is no evidence that his actions were “political” or that there is any impact on the strong independent judiciary in New Jersey.Read More >
In a closed-door meeting with the Republican National Committee in Boston on August 15, Chris Christie laid out the template of how the Republicans can capture the White House in 2016. According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie made the case for “a pragmatic form of conservatism.”Read More >
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.Read More >
(8-14-13) Should Twitter Be Liable for Hate Speech? - Twitter recently announced a new policy designed to combat threatening and abusive content.Read More >
(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.Read More >
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.”Read More >
(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.Read More >
(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.Read More >
(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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(7-10-13) Same-Sex Marriage Decision Leaves Questions for Employers - While DOMA was only one federal law, its implications are far-reaching.Read More >
We already put the 'quote of the day' together, but New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has a line that goes into the pile of Her Eminence's greatest hits.Read More >
One night in Clifton: Pascrell town hall crystallizes New Jersey's side of Arab-Jewish divide CLIFTON – It was the typical crowd with black yarmulkes and leopard-patterned hijab sprinkled among uncovered bald heads – Ukrainian, Turkish, Polish – Spanish Flamenco-style hair pulled back and framed by loop earrings and at...
By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >
“Israelis don’t want peace more than the Palestinians, Palestinians don’t want peace more than the Israelis, but I do know one thing: Hamas is a terrorist organization.” - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9), Paterson.- PolitickerNJ
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