(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 >
(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.Read More >
(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.
(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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“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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(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.Read More >
(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 Lautenberg’s Big Shoes -An out of date law may cause taxpayers to foot the bill for litigation that is most likely to have only one result—a November, 2013 election to fill the vacancy.Read More >
(5-29-2013) BYOB to a Party and BYOD to NJ Business -Read More >
(5-22-2013) All Ethics Bills are Not Ethics Priorities -In New Jersey it remains OK for state legislators to make money from towns they represent, but it is not OK for a Mayor or Councilman to also serve in the Legislature
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(5-15-2013) Interpretation of Election Laws Should Further Aims of Democracy - Five Hoboken residents, obviously orchestrated, filed a lawsuit raising concerns about Carmelo Garcia’s eligibility ...Read More >
A former administrator and a former shop foreman at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission were convicted at trial today of charges that they directed subordinate employees to complete repairs or improvements at private homes while on-duty for the PVSC, according to Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Greenstein versus Watson Coleman in Princeton PRINCETON – When Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) Chairman Jim Durbin announced a second ballot runoff tonight and the losers headed for the back of the room, he alerted committee members to the names of the two surviving competitors. But people already...
BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"The governor has allowed political cronyism to continue and even flourish, rather than stamp it out, with some of his closest confidants enriching themselves through millions of dollars in state contracts, and legal and lobbying fees, an Asbury Park Press review of thousands of pages of campaign, lobbying and contracting documents found."- The Asbury Park Press
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